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Pope Francis Just Married A Lucky Couple In Mid-Air, And We're Jealous

By Jonna Ivin-Patton

Everyone remembers their wedding as a special day, but for one couple their nuptials will go down in history. It is the first time a pope has officiated a marriage while flying in an airplane. The couple, Carlos Ciuffardi Elorriga, and Paula Podest Ruiz, both flight attendants, were introduced to Pope Francis during an international flight to Santiago, Chile. They told him they had planned to get married in a Catholic church but it collapsed in the 2010. 

The couple asked Pope Francis if he would bless their marriage (they previously has a civil ceremony) but His Holiness  did one better. He offered to perform the ceremony. The surprised couple immediately agreed and the wedding was performed on the plane with a hand written and signed document.