We've been big fans of Pope Francis ever since the Argentine became the latest vicar of Christ a couple of years ago. Oh, how he has antagonized conservatives so, what with his constant comments on how gays are human, how capitalism is warped, how global warming is a thing, and so on. Right on, Papa Pancho!
But then again, Francis IS the pope of the Catholic Church, one of the evilest hierarchies in human history, and hence capable of major fuck-ups. And that's what happened this morning, when he declared he was making Junípero Serra a saint. Since the pope is an Argie, we gotta switch to his Spanish to declare "¡Oye, che boludo hijo de la gran puta!"
Francis said this while visiting Manila, further adding that he's going to conduct the canonization while visiting the United States this year. ""He was the evangelizer of the west in the United States," he told onlookers.
He was also the enslaver of thousands of California's Indians, though.More »