Junipero Serra, saint canonized by Pope Francis, leaves divided Western legacy

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A year before Junipero Serra was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1988, the California missions the Franciscan priest had founded in the 18th century exhumed his body and collected his left ulna. The arm bone was sent to a Brigidine Sisters’ convent in Rome, where it was pulverized into small flakes the size of…

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