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Pope Francis Performed an Impromptu Wedding Ceremony for Flight Attendants Aboard the Papal Plane

Your dream wedding is trash compared to this one. Thursday morning, Pope Francis held an impromptu wedding ceremony aboard the papal plane to marry two flight attendants.

Paula Podest Ruiz and Carlos Ciuffardi Ellorriaga began talking to the pontiff during a group photo shoot. The couple had planned to be married in 2010, but was interrupted by the great Chilean earthquake of that year. The church where Podest and Ciuffardi were set to hold their ceremony was destroyed.

The couple had a civil ceremony, but were never able to have a formal ceremony before a church official until Pope Francis offered to conduct the proceedings himself. Francis blessed their rings and had a cardinal aboard draft the wedding certificate by hand right there on the airplane. The couple signed the certificate along with Francis and a witness, the CEO of the airline.

As a gift, Pope Francis presented the bride with a white rosary and the groom with a black rosary.

Ciuffardi told reporters that the Pope told them, “This is the sacrament that is missing in the world, the sacrament of marriage. I hope this motivates couples around the world to marry.”

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