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Pope leaves one Ojai couple with a Serra smile

100615 pope francisPope Francis passed within 6 feet of Ojai couple Brian and Massiel Grisin. (Photo by Brian Grisin)

Ted Cotti, Ojai Valley News correspondent

Villanova Preparatory School (VPS) religion and history teacher Brian Grisin and his wife, Massiel, traveled to Washington, D.C. recently to see Pope Francis and attend the canonization ceremony for Father Junipero Serra.

Serra came to California nearly 250 years ago and founded its historic missions. He is the first saint to be canonized on U.S. soil.

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