A statue of Father Junípero Serra of California has been in the National Statuary Hall Collection in Washington since 1931. Serra will be canonized by Pope Francis on Wednesday. Photo taken on April 24, 2015.
A statue of Father Junípero Serra of California has been in the National Statuary Hall Collection in Washington since 1931. Serra will be canonized by Pope Francis on Wednesday. Photo taken on April 24, 2015. Tish Wells McClatchy
A statue of Father Junípero Serra of California has been in the National Statuary Hall Collection in Washington since 1931. Serra will be canonized by Pope Francis on Wednesday. Photo taken on April 24, 2015. Tish Wells McClatchy

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