Pope conducts airplane wedding

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Pope Francis has performed the first papal marriage ceremony on an Airbus 321 after discovering two of the flight attendants had missed out on a church wedding.

Bride Paula Podest, 39, and groom Carlos Ciuffardi, 41, had intended on having a church ceremony in their native Chile in 2010 when an earthquake destroyed the bell tower of their church.

The couple made do with a civil ceremony and never quite got back to their original plan of marrying in a church before Pope Francis gave them a better option.

They were both working as flight attendants aboard the popes flight, where they were able to speak to Pope Francis.

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.

“He liked us and he asked, ‘Do you want me to marry you?’.”

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