Sacramento, California 2020-10-17 18:28:57 –
San Rafael, CA (AP / CBS13) —The Archbishop of San Francisco performed a short demon-paying ritual on Saturday outside the Catholic Church where protesters had previously defeated the statue of Father Junipero Serra. Image of Sera.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will hold a special mass within the Church of St. Raphael’s Catholic and hold a ceremony in front of about 150 supporters before planning a march to the planned parent-child relationship clinic. I did it.
Serra was an 18th century Spanish missionary and father of the California missionary system. Franciscan priests have long been admired by the Church for bringing Roman Catholicism to what is now the western United States, but critics emphasize the dark side of his legacy. In converting Native Americans to Catholicism, critics say he forced them to abandon their culture or face brutal punishment.
Serra’s portrayal has been protested and destroyed for years, and Pope Francis’ decision to promote him to a saint in 2015 resumed old wounds. More recently, activists have defeated Serra statues in San Francisco, Sacramento, and Los Angeles in protests focused on the rights and historical struggles of blacks and indigenous peoples.
The statue of Serra in Sacramento, built in 1965 in Capitol Park, was overthrown in a protest focused on indigenous rights and historical struggles. The California Highway Patrol said in July that members of a group of about 200 spray-painted the statue and struck it before it was lit. Authorities said protesters wrapped a tow strap around the statue and pulled it down.
Police San Rafael said they arrested five people on suspicion of vandalism for defeating the statue on Monday, leaving only their feet on the foundation. The statue is under repair and will be returned.
Despite the characteristics of popular culture, newspapers report that demon-paying is, more generally, a solemn ritual for expelling demons or demons from an area or person.
Cordileone prayed in Latin, saying, “Experts in this field tell me that Latin tends to be more effective against the devil because it doesn’t like the language of the church.” It was.
San Rafael is located in Marin County, north of San Francisco.