The significance of father Junipero Serra, the first saint canonized on U.S. soil

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. --   Pope Francis arrives in Washington D.C., at 4 p.m. on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the Pope meets with President Obama, followed by a Papal Parade. Wednesday night, the Pope will hold a mass to declare father Junipero Serra a saint.

Father Serra will become the first saint canonized on U.S. soil. But many people have mixed reviews about father Serra's canonization. John Coakley, president of the Kansas City Chapter of Serra International shared what makes father Serra so significant.