Pope Francis Performs Wedding Ceremony On Plane For First Time In History

A couple’s wedding day is one of the most magical moments in their lifetime. It marks the end of one chapter, and reveals the promise and magic that a future full of shared memories has to offer.

For some, it happens at a church, or a local landmark that means something to them both. However, for two young partners flying over South America, it was a moment, and place, that neither of them would ever forget!

Two flight attendants found themselves in the history books after a spontaneous offer by Pope Francis became reality.

While Francis was flying between cities in Chile, he got to talking to the two attendants serving the passengers.

Paula Podest and Carlos Ciuffardi work together on the same airline, and have been in a civil union for years. They tried to marry back in 2010, but an earthquake disrupted their plans, and it seemed like they would never get around to having their special day.

When his Holiness found out about this, he knew there was no need for a miracle to give this couple what they needed.

Pope Francis Wants To Change The “Our Father” Prayer

Pope Francis, the current Pope of the Catholic Church, is perhaps one of the most liberal members the Vatican has ever seen.

He’s not afraid to state his opinions about his religion and suggest changes if necessary.

From the moment he stepped onto the balcony at St. Peter’s in Rome as Pope, he put a new emphasis on poverty and simplicity. He has embraced a man with severe facial disfigurement and washed the feet of a group of young offenders, things that have never been done by previous popes.  

He preaches mercy, and hopes that religion will be a way to unite and better people.

Last year, the Pope issued a worldwide survey of Catholics asking for their views on single parent families, contraception, and gay marriage.

Now he has a new task to enrich the lives of his religious followers.

Pope Francis wants to change a line in Christianity’s best-known prayer.

10 Facts About Pope Francis That Are Holier Than Thou

Born Jorge Mario Bergoglio in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Pope Francis is arguably one of the most well-known public figures in the world. The epitome of all things good and holy, how much do you actually know about the leader of the Catholic Church, aside from his hearty grins and simplistic lifestyle?

In honor of Pope Francis’s 81st birthday on Dec. 13, here are 10 surprising facts about the divine man himself.

1. Pope Francis is the first pontiff to be elected from South America

He is the first to be elected pope from outside Europe since Gregory III was elected in 731, and is also the first Jesuit to behold the title.

2. He is the first pope to go by the name Francis

The pope chose Francis to honor St. Francis of Assisi, who was “the man of poverty, the man of peace, the man who loves and protects creation.”

3. Before the papacy, the pope worked at a nightclub

He worked as a bouncer in Buenos Aires bar to earn money as a student.

4.  Pope Francis speaks eight languages

He speaks Spanish, Latin and Italian fluently, and has an understanding of German, French, Portuguese, English, and Ukrainian.

5. He has a Master’s degree

He studied philosophy at the Pontifical Catholic University of Buenos Aires and also has a master’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Buenos Aires.