The Canonization of Junipero Serra

Dr. Tracy Leavelle discusses the controversy surrounding life of Junipero Serra, who will be canonized by Pope Francis this week. Serra was a Spanish Franciscan responsible for founding many of the iconic missions of California in the 18th century.

Leavelle is Associate Professor of History and Associate Dean for Humanities and Fine Arts at Creighton University.

You can watch a video of this podcast on our YouTube channel here.

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