Pope Francis, the Argentine, is planning to canonize a Spaniard in his native language. The Archdiocese of Washington announced that canonization mass of Junipero Serra on September 23 is to be celebrated by Pope will be in Spanish language.
“Pope’s act is of importance while he is canonizing a Spanish speaker. The mass in Spanish will be recognition for the large Hispanic population in the United States”, says the Archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Donald Wuerl.
The Cardinal added that the entire mass will not be in Spanish. A translation will be available for the non-Spanish speakers..