Pope Francis' visit to America was just phenomenal. He came, he saw and he conquered the hearts of thousands who came out to see him in person and the millions who saw and listen to his message on television.
Many of us were awestruck by his energy and tenacious efforts at age 78 to bring his message of peace, love and charity for all in desperate need. Pope Francis' indelible spirit has moved, in my opinion, Christians and non-Christians alike and hopefully has inspired many to volunteer to help their neighbors and strangers who are in need of human kindness.
I hope his visit translates to the many a rekindling of their spirituality and return to their faith and come back to their many houses of worship that welcome them with open arms.
Truly Pope Francis has shown himself as a shinning example by his visit and bestowed upon us a most profound message.
Frederick R. Bedell, Jr.
Glen Oaks Village