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U.S. girl going blind sees Pope as part of 'bucket list'

A five-year-old American girl who does not know she is gradually going blind met Pope Francis on Wednesday as part of her parents' "visual bucket list" to show her people and things while she can still see.

Elizabeth "Lizzy" Myers and her parents, from Lexington, Ohio, were given special seats at Francis's general audience in St. Peter's Square, where the pope spoke to them briefly.

He bent down so his head could reach the level of Lizzy's, softly touched the girl's eyes with his right hand and blessed her.

"She was awestruck. She just teared up," her mother Christine Myers, who is Catholic, told reporters...


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