This courageous young lady meeting Francis was a lovely moment, especially when contrasted with the hideous pomp & over the top side-show at the WH that must have been an embarrassment for Francis.
That said, I am troubled by the Serra cannonization as a current reminder of the continuing Native American Genocide and how Serra's elevation would be seen and felt by decendants of victims of the RCC. Some Native Americans still believe the Christianity forced on their ancestors by missionaries and there are apparently differing views on Serra and the missions. Serra is the first Hispanic/Latino-American Saint.
Francis has made many positive statements on important issues and in July during his visit to latin America said: "I say this to you with regret. Many grave sins were committed against the native peoples of America in the name of God. I humbly ask forgiveness not only for the offenses of the church herself, but also for crimes committed against the native peoples during the so-called conquest of America."
Francis spoke-out against child abuse and its cover-up/toleration and this history of church abuse is somewhat different but perhaps more enduring. I hope Francis speaks-out again on church abuses/killings of indigenous peoples from the Americas and elsewhere soon.