Santiago :Omg !Pope Francis performs mid-air marriage

Santiago :Omg !Pope Francis performs mid-air marriage

Santiago :Omg !Pope Francis performs mid-air marriage

However they were unable to conduct a sacramental marriage ceremony in their church in Santiago after it was damaged in an natural disaster in 2010.

Crew members Paula Podest and Carlos Ciuffardi celebrate after being married by Pope Francis.Pope Francis asked them if they were married and the couple told him they had been scheduled to be Wednesday when the 2010 Chile quake hit, destroying the church where they were to tie the knot.Life went on for the two flight attendants, who had met at work - Podest is Ciuffardi's boss - and have two children: Rafaela, 6, and Isabela, 3.

"He told me it's historic, that there has never before been a pope who married someone aboard a plane", Ciuffardi told journalists in the aisle of the Airbus 321.

Mr Ciuffardi said during conversation with the Pope he mentioned they were not married in a church and the pope generously offered to help bless their marriage. "All of a sudden, he asked us if we were married for the Church too", Ciuffardi told reporters later on the plane, according to Reuters.

Who needs a wedding dress, relatives, guests and a venue when you have got Pope Francis to perform the marriage ceremony? Ignacio Cueto, owner of the airline company, LATAM, was a witness in the ceremony.

The Pope, Ciuffardi said, asked them "Are you sure, absolutely sure?"

A Vatican official hastily drew up an official, albeit handwritten marriage certificate, stating that the two had consented to the sacrament of marriage on January 18 and that Francis had celebrated the marriage "aboard the papal plane from Santiago to Iquique". At one point the Pope asked Ciuffardi, "Is she still the boss?" "He took our hands and he asked if there was love in our marriage and if we want to keep on being together all life long", Ciuffardi said.

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