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Photos: Pope Marries Air Steward & Stewardess On Air!

An air steward and stewardess had the luckiest and most romantic wedding ever!

Paula Podest Ruiz, 39, and Carlos Ciuffardi Elorriga, 41, has had an unplanned yet unique wedding officiated by the Pope himself at 36,000ff above the ground.

The steward and stewardess were working on board an aircraft taking Francis from Santiago to Iquique during his three-day visit to the country when the unexpected happened.

According to Dailymail, Ruiz and Elorriga were married in a civil ceremony eight years ago, and had been planning a religious ceremony at their parish church, near Santiago but their plans were ruined when the church was destroyed in an 8.8 magnitude earthquake which also triggered a tsunami, killing 500 in total.

While Pope Francis was on board on Thursday the pair asked him to bless the union, prompting him to ask: ‘Are you married?’

When they explained the situation, he followed up by asking if they wanted to get married.

‘Well, yes, but are you sure?’ the couple asked him. With a smile he responded: ‘Are you sure?’

The couple then stood at the front of the plane while Francis performed the service, witnessed by Ignacio Cueto, the president of LATAM airlines.

‘Everything is valid. Everything is official,’ said Vatican spokesman Greg Burke. ‘We will show you a picture of the document later.’

See photos:

The marriage certificate

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