During a 45-minute press conference with the media aboard the American Airlines flight that carried him back to Rome, Pope Francis talked about his impressions of the United States and the American people. He had especially warm words of praise for Catholic nuns in the US, saying "they've done marvelous things in education and health."
"The people love the sisters," Pope Francis said.
He jokingly added, "I don't know how much they love the priests, but they love the sisters."
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