MADRID, Spain — After a decade of struggling with cancer and other illnesses, a 58-year-old woman from Madrid has found comfort and renewed strength to live from a personal encounter with Pope Francis.
“Now I am living with joy, happiness and, above all, gratitude,” said Elena Alba, according to the newspaper La Razón.
For the past 10 years, Alba has been fighting several illnesses, including two bouts with cancer, most recently in her brain. Surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation have been unsuccessful in treating her.
Faced with a dim prognosis from her doctors, Alba decided that one of the things she wanted to do while still alive was to see the Pope. Despite the risks that such a...READ MORE