Lizzy Myers meets Pope Francis

Pope Francis caresses the eyes of Ohio girl Lizzy Myers at the end of his weekly audience. April 6, 2016. Freeze frame of video shot by AP Television cameraman Gianfranco Stara

Pope Francis caresses the eyes of Ohio girl Lizzy Myers at the end of his weekly audience. April 6, 2016. Freeze frame of video shot by AP Television cameraman Gianfranco Stara

Dear Blog Readers — this is not a proper post, just a few freeze frames of video shot by AP Television cameraman Gianfranco Stara showing Lizzy Myers at the Pope’s weekly audience today. At the end of the audience the Pope walked up to her, kissed her and touched both her eyes.  She gave him a piece of a meteorite as a gift.

Pope Francis walks over to wear five-year-old Lizzy Myers is sitting at his weekly audience to greet her. April 6, 2016. Freeze frame of video shot by AP Television Cameraman Gianfranco Stara

Pope Francis walks over to wear five-year-old Lizzy Myers is sitting at his weekly audience to greet her. April 6, 2016. Freeze frame of video shot by AP Television Cameraman Gianfranco Stara

For the full story of Lizzy’s visit to Rome see my blog post from yesterday “Lizzy Myers’ Visual Bucket-List

Pope Francis greets Ohio girl Lizzy Myers at the end of his weekly audience. April 6, 2016. Freeze frame of video shot by AP Television cameraman Gianfranco Stara

Pope Francis greets Ohio girl Lizzy Myers at the end of his weekly audience. April 6, 2016. Freeze frame of video shot by AP Television cameraman Gianfranco Stara

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    Joan Schmelzle
    2016/04/06

    I’m glad i receive your posts a day or so late. Because of this I was able to also see the pictures of Pope Francis with Lizzy right after I read the post. The story and pictures were truly moving and the pictures of the Pope with her add to that in a wonderful way.
    Thanks for Lizzy’s story. It is a memorable one, and I hope for the miracle.
    A presto,
    Joan

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    • Trisha Thomas
      Trisha Thomas
      2016/04/07

      I also was very moved by the story of Lizzy and I also hope for a miracle for her. But I liked Christine Myers’ comment that coming to Rome and all the support, love and attention they have gotten has been a miracle in itself. I think Lizzy’s parents are very realistic in understanding what will happen to their daughter and working hard to prepare her for the future and make her strong and capable. My son was diagnosed with diabetes at age 11 and for awhile I was hoping it would miraculously go away, then I was hoping for a quick cure to be developed and finally I learned (from my son really) that it is better to face up and deal with the disease. I think that is what Lizzy’s parents are doing and I admire their courage.

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    Karen
    2016/04/07

    And they posted this on his Instagram account too. Incredible!

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    Nancy Rockwell
    2016/04/07

    What a great Pope. May he live forever. Thanks so much for these pictures –

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