U.S. Visit From Pope Francis, Canonization Of Junipero Serra Monday, September 21, 2015 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. Statue of Fr. Junipero Serra on the grounds of the California Capitol, as seen Dec. 21, 2014.Al Gibes / Capital Public Radio Pastor Ken Laverone from the Saint Francis of Assisi Parish in Sacramento will be at Pope Francis’ canonization of Junipero Serra in Washington D.C. on Wednesday. He joins us from Washington D.C. to talk about the scene of the papal mass in Washington and the objections some Native Americans have to Serra’s sainthood. NYTimes: How the Pope Might Renew the Church Insight Archives: Sacramento Bishop Francis Quinn Talks About His Book, "Behind Closed Doors"