Statue of controversial missionary Junipero Serra could get booted from U.S. Capitol

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Photo courtesy of Architect of the Capitol

This statue of Father Junipero Serra was given to the National Statuary Hall Collection by California in 1931.

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WASHINGTON (RNS) A California lawmaker wants to replace a bronze statue of soon-to-be saint Junipero Serra with a monument honoring Sally Ride, the nation's first female astronaut.