The Catholic Church may have a new Saint to pray to.
Pope Francis announced Thursday that he will canonize Father Junipero Serra, the founder of California's missions. The Pope said the canonization -- the formal elevation of a person to sainthood -- will take place in September when he visits the United States.
Junipero Serra is a controversial figure, though, for his role in evangelizing the West -- a process that some say began the decimation of the Native American population.
For more, Stephen Hackel joined Take Two. He's a Professor of History at UC Riverside and the author of "Junípero Serra: California's Founding Father."