It wasn’t just Catholics who said they were inspired by the Pope’s message.
Dr. Gunisha Kaur, who offered a Sikh prayer onstage at the ceremony, is pregnant and asked the Pope to bless her baby.
Onstage, before the crowd, he placed his hand on her belly.
“That is the power of this pope, that he means something to all religions,” her husband, Simran Jeet Singh, said after the service.
Kaur said she was moved by Francis — and all the faiths that were part of the program.
“During prayers that were in languages that I don’t know, I I found myself singing along,” she said. “It really felt like we were all there praying together.”