Pope Francis addresses the crowd from the window of the apostolic palace overlooking St.Peter's square during his Sunday Angelus prayer for All Saints day, on November 1, 2015 at the Vatican. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI (Photo credit should read )

Pope Francis Praises the Many Un-Canonized, ‘Next-Door Saints’

In his Angelus message on the Christian feast of All Saints, the Pope said to the large crowd assembled in the sunny Saint Peter’s Square: “we experience in a particularly vivid way the reality of the communion of saints, our extended family, made ​​up of all members of the Church, both those who are still pilgrims on earth, and those—immensely more—who have already departed for heaven.”

Statue of Father Serra in DC

To Dismay of the Left, Pope Francis Canonizes ‘Father of California’

On Wednesday afternoon, Pope Francis canonized Father Junípero Serra, a Franciscan friar who founded a chain of Catholic missions up and down the coast of California, each of which would become a major Californian city, such as San Diego, Santa Clara. and San Francisco.