In San Francisco, one less space for St Junipero Serra

Posted March 7, 2018 1:52 pm by Editor

In San Francisco, one less space for St Junipero Serra

San Francisco, Calif., Mar 7, 2018 / 10:41 am (ACI Prensa).- California missionary St. Junipero Serra will be among the figures removed from a prominent location near San Francisco City Hall after the city’s art commission unanimously voted to remove the statue March 5.

The bronze statue, titled “Early Days,” shows three figures: a Native American sitting at the feet of English seafarer Francis Drake and of Serra, the eighteenth-century Spanish missionary who founded the missions at the center of many Californian cities.

St. Junipero’s statue is shown bending down, looking at the Native American with his palm facing downward. The statue’s

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