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Jonesboro nun is inspired by Pope Francis' visit to America

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

A Jonesboro nun is inspired by Pope Francis’ first visit to the United States.

On Tuesday, Pope Francis touched down on American soil for his first time.

One sister from the Holy Angels Convent in Jonesboro is hopeful to see the inspiration he brings to America.

Sister Johanna Marie Melnyk believes Pope Francis is coming here to not just reach out to Catholics, but to all Americans.

She believes the Pope will continue his good deeds here in the United States as he has around the world.

Melnyk thinks the Pope is well aware of the controversial issues happening in the U.S., and that she’s confident his presence can leave a positive impact.

“He's about reaching out to others,” said Melnyk. “So, I would think that one of the things that he would like to see from this trip is, is more of that, that really reaching out to your neighbor."

Hell end his American visit with organizers, volunteers, and benefactors of the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia on Sunday.

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