I Do: Pope Francis Marries Couple On Flight

(Santiago) – Two Chilean flight attendants are married, after Pope Francis traveled on their flight from Santiago to Iquique. Carlos Ciuffardi and Paola Podest were married in a civil service in 2010, but told the Pontiff they were unable to have a church ceremony because of a major earthquake that hit Chile that year.WireAP_478db9ee6a134f2980c992a818f4e43f_12x5_992Reports say the Pope offered to marry the couple on the spot, with the head of the airline serving as witness to the marriage. Pope Francis gave a white rosary to the bride and a black rosary to the groom.

The couple told members of the media assembled on the plane that they hope the historic ceremony will motivate other couples to marry.

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