Then after landing, Francis came to the rescue of a policewoman who was thrown from her rearing horse as his popemobile passed by.In between, he did what he actually came to do: celebrate Mass for some 50,000 people in a desert-hot field near the town of Iquique. The crew of Chile’s flagship carrier was gathering in the first-class section for the usual photo with the pope when flight attendants Paula Podest and Carlos Ciuffardi revealed that they were a married couple.But Thursday’s incident again underscored his vulnerability in the open-sided vehicles that often pass through tight, crowded spaces.Earlier in the trip, Francis was hit in the head with a flying object that someone in the crowd had thrown toward him.Pope Francis loses his skull cap, as he holds up a cross that reads in Spanish “I give you my peace” upon arrival to meet with youths at the Shrine of Maipu in Santiago, Chile, Wednesday, Jan. IQUIQUE, Chile — It was all in a day’s work for the ever-unpredictable Pope Francis.First he celebrated the first-ever airborne papal wedding, marrying two flight attendants at 36,000 feet during a flight on Thursday to this northern Chilean beachside town.One thing led to another, and they never followed up. 18, 2018, and that Francis had blessed it “aboard the papal plane from Santiago to Iquique.” Recounting the story to the 70 or so journalists who travel with the pope on his foreign trips, Podest said Francis offered a bit of advice to the not-so-newlyweds.
Our land offers us thousands of kilometers of coast, with waves that turned Ramón Navarro into a surfing icon and wild landscapes to live challenging adventures.“We told him that we are husband and wife, that we have two daughters and that we would have loved to receive his blessing,” Ciuffardi said.“All of a sudden he asked us if we were married in the church, too.” The couple explained that their church’s bell tower had fallen during the quake, forcing the cancellation of the church service. ’ we said.” A Vatican official then hastily drew up an official, albeit handwritten, marriage certificate, stating that the two had consented to the sacrament of marriage on Jan.May this motivate others to get the sacrament of marriage.