Love was in the air as a couple got wedded by Pope Francis aboard the Papal flight while heading to Chile.
The Holy Father, Pope Francis, agreed to join flight steward Carlos Ciuffardi Elorriaga and stewardess Paula Podest Ruiz, his wife, after he was approached by the former.
The couple were supposed to be married in their home parish in Santiago Feb. 27, 2010. However, tragedy struck when an earthquake destroyed the church. Eight years later, they remained only civilly married.
Ciuffardi, the husband, told journalists aboard the flight that, after he explained their story, he asked the pope for his blessing and at that moment, the pope surprised the couple with offering to marry them right there on the plane.
According to Catholic News Service, Ciuffardi said the pope asked the couple, “Well, do you want to get married?”
“I said, ‘Well, yes. Are you sure?’ Then the pope said, “Are YOU sure?’ I told him, ‘Yes! Let’s get married,‘”.
A Vatican prelate drew up a handwritten marriage certificate and the husband’s boss stood as his best man in what the Pope called, ‘Historic’.
Are you wondering if this is okay? Wonder no more. According to the CNS tweet about the news, A Vatican spokesperson has said it is totally legit.