The excellent Church news web site, Vatican Insider (redacted by Italian “vaticanistas”), has a touching article about a young man from the United States who was totally cured from a stage four, softball-sized chest tumor after meeting Pope Benedict XVI a little over a year ago. Be sure to give it a read!
Such miracles might well happen more often than we know. After all, we can see in the Acts of the Apostles what happened when people met St. Peter, the first Pope:
Now many signs and wonders were done among the people by the hands of the apostles. And they were all together in Solomon’s Portico. None of the rest dared join them, but the people held them in high honor. And more than ever believers were added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women, so that they even carried out the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and pallets, that as Peter came by at least his shadow might fall on some of them. The people also gathered from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing the sick and those afflicted with unclean spirits, and they were all healed. (Acts 5:12-16)
Kudos to the Make-A-Wish Foundation for making young Peter Srisch’s dream of meeting the Pope a reality, and thanks be to God that He realized this healing miracle (apparently) through Pope Benedict XVI!