Sandra Lee Receives Blessing from Pope Francis

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Sandra Lee, the Food Network star who recently underwent her second surgery for cancer, received a special blessing for her continued good health (she is now cancer free) from Pope Francis.

The pope was blessing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, when he offered up a blessing to his girlfriend Sandra Lee. He even said Andrew Cuomo's father, the late Mario Cuomo, was a "great man."

“The pope gave Sandra a special blessing for her health and her recovery and Cuomo asked the pope to say a prayer for his ­father,” a source tells the New York Post.

“The pope told him . . . that his father was a great man and he would keep him in his prayers.”

Mario Cuomo died this past January. He argued back in 1984 that Catholic politicians could "oppose abortion while fighting laws that would restrict it."

Sandra Lee recently underwent a double mastectomy in her fight against breast cancer.

"Sandra Lee and the governor were extremely grateful for his kindness,” an aide to Governor Cuomo told the New York Daily News.

Pope Francis was making his way out of St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City when he stopped to greet the governor and Sandra Lee, and to offer these blessings for them and the governor's late father.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.