Flight Attendants Get Married By The Pope Mid-Flight, Have Greatest Wedding Story Ever

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Imagine you're at work, you're just having a normal day and then, out of nowhere, the actual Pope walks in and offers to do something magical for you!

This is probably unlikely to happen in your workplace but hey, these two flight attendants probably thought the same thing before Pope Francis decided to marry them mid-flight.

On a flight from Santiago to Iquique, Chile, flight attendants Paula Podest and Carlos Ciuffardi befriended The Pope and ended up telling him that they've been married for eight years and have two children together.

"We told him that we are husband and wife, that we have two daughters and that we would have loved to receive his blessing."


The Pope asked them if they were married in a church, but unfortunately for the couple, before they could, the church in their town was damaged by an earthquake and so they had to cancel their service.

Carlos told AFP that after they had told The Pope their story, he asked that very unexpected question.

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

He said that The Pope agreed to do the ceremony after explaining that the sacrement of marriage is something "missing" from the world.

"[He said] This is the sacrament that is missing in the world, the sacrament of marriage.

"May this motivate others to get the sacrament of marriage. I’ll do it for this reason."

A Vatican official who was travelling with The Pope wrote the couple an official marriage certificate on the flight and it was witnessed by the head of LATAM Airlines.


Carlos told reporters that this was the first time a Pope had ever married anyone 36,000 feet in the air.

"He told me it’s historic, that there has never before been a Pope who married someone aboard a plane."

Congratulations to the bride and groom!