Pope Francis has celebrated the first-ever airborne papal wedding..Marries Flight Attendants

From Catholic Herald

The couple was unable to marry sacramentally after their church was destroyed in an earthquake.

Pope Francis has celebrated the first-ever airborne papal wedding, marrying two flight attendants from Chile’s flagship airline during a flight from Santiago.

Bride Paola Podesta and groom Carlos Ciuffardi said “I do” Thursday morning after telling Francis that they had been married in a civil service in 2010. However they said they were unable to follow up with a church ceremony because of the 2010 earthquake that hit Chile.

Francis then offered to marry the LATAM flight attendants aboard the aircraft en route to the northern city of Iquique, and they both readily agreed. The head of the airline served as the witness.

Ciuffardi told journalists in the aisle of the Airbus 321 that Francis told him it was, “historic” and no pope had ever before married a couple aboard a plane.




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