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Jonesboro, AR -- Lauren Payne Reports

Pope's Legacy Touches Many Denominations

April 1, 2005 -- Posted at 10:30 p.m. CST

JONESBORO -- "He's been a voice for people who don't have a voice around the world, and that has obviously had a strong impact," said Pastor of Southwest Church of Christ, Jimmy Adcox.

"You can't ignore the fact that his morals and his existence as a human being is very very phenomenal," said youth pastor of First United Methodist Church, Carlton Cross.

The Pope's compassion and acceptance, the kindness in his heart, and his wish for peace, many say could be a lesson to us all.

His words have greeted billions of people--his hands extend to everyone.

A passion for human rights made him an advocate for those in need.

"He's been a rather controversial person because he has interjected himself into political situations sometimes on behalf of people who are experiencing injustice. He's in a position to do that and I think that is a very positive influence that he has had," said Adcox.

Adrian Rodgers is the pastor at Fullness of Joy church in Jonesboro.

"There seems to be a genuine love for people, and that's always what ministry is all about--meeting needs and showing love for Christ," said Rodgers.

Tonight, as hopeful eyes look above, they offer prayers for a man who has touched so many around the world.

"I think because he is so well known, he is so educated, speaks so many languages, and because he was Pope for 26 years, I think there will be many people who will talk about him for many years to come," said Cross. 

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