Updated 12:50 PM EST, Wed, Jan 26, 2022

Pope Francis Renders Alaskan Senator Lisa Murkowski Speechless! US Congress Challenged to 'Be Better'

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Pope Francis' visit in the U.S. Capitol proves how his benevolent aura follows him wherever he goes as he renders America's lawmakers speechless with his kind words mixed with powerful intent.

On Thursday, the Leader of the Catholic Church paid the U.S. Congress a visit and eve spoke with them using the country's native tongue, Yahoo News reported.

While it was forbidden for the congressional escorts to move from his or her designated place, reach out or even touch the Pope, the Catholic Church Leader himself reached out to one of lawmakers whose hands are full with colorful rosaries.

Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, a Republican lawmaker, was holding her rosary beads while standing along the hallway when the Pope arrived.

"I had them in my hands, and as he came to where I was in the lineup, I just put my hands out and opened up the cup of my hands with the two rosaries in them, you know, this pocket of colored beads," the senator told Yahoo News.

She further recalled the moment how the Pope came over and cupped her hands in what seems like a joint prayer, rendering her speechless.

"And he looked at me and he came over and he put his hand on top of the beads and then he took my other hand and he cupped it over the pile of beads and just kind of held it. And I couldn't speak. So [Sen.] Susan Collins [R-Maine] did the speaking for me. And she welcomed him, which was really good because I couldn't speak," the 58-year-old lawmaker narrated.

Pope Francis, more popularly known as the "People's Pope" for his charisma and amicable personality, arrived in the U.S. for the first time since he was chosen as the Holy Father on Tuesday.

On September 24, he spoke before a Joint Session of Congress U.S. Congress where he pleaded for the lawmakers to "be better," particularly on handling the immigration issue that continued to plagued the nation.

"We, the people of this continent, are not fearful of foreigners, because most of us were once foreigners," the Pope told the lawmakers based on a complete transcript of his speech posted by Time.

"I say this to you as the son of immigrants, knowing that so many of you are also descended from immigrants," he stated.

He also cited the undeniable link between the undocumented immigrants in the U.S. and the exodus of Syrians to Europe to seek refuge from the raging war in the Middle East.

"On this continent, too, thousands of persons are led to travel north in search of a better life for themselves and for their loved ones, in search of greater opportunities," he explained, adding that the Americans should treat immigrants more humanely.

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