However they were unable to conduct a sacramental marriage ceremony in their church in Santiago after it was damaged in an quake in 2010.
At that moment, the pope surprised the couple with offering to marry them right there on the plane.
In the northern border region of Iquique - which he said was "the land of dreams" for so many - the pope hit out at human traffickers and others who seek to take advantage of helpless immigrants. Pope asked them if they were married and the steward and stewardess said that they had civil union eight years ago, but never married before an official of the church.
"We told him that we are husband and wife, that we have two daughters and that we would have loved to receive his blessing", Mr Ciuffardi said.
Quick marriages in non-traditional settings may be de regueur in Las Vegas, but the Catholic Church usually prefers couples to be married in a church, preferably after a six-month Pre-Cana course. Ciuffardi turned around and asked his boss, the CEO of the airline, to serve as witness.Then the Pope asked his cardinals to draft the paperwork, Ciuffardi said.
She said Francis offered a bit of advice to the not-so-newlyweds: "The wedding rings shouldn't be too tight, because they'll torture you, but if they're too loose, they'll fall off".
The couple explained their situation to Pope Francis, and asked if he could bless their marriage.
A Vatican official hastily drew up an official, albeit handwritten marriage certificate, stating that the two had consented to the sacrament of marriage on January 18 and that Francis had celebrated the marriage "aboard the papal plane from Santiago to Iquique".
Pope Francis brought his motorcade to a halt to check on a police officer who fell from her rearing horse along the route.
Mattis singled out nuclear forces, emphasizing repeatedly that nuclear weaponry was a last resort and calling it a "deterrent". The US Military will also try to find other partners in regions like the Indo-Pacific to work with, according to the NDS.
This means that those who made a purchase on the OnePlus website between November 2017 and 11 January 2018 may be at risk. The company is reaching out to affected customers and offering a year of credit monitoring service for free.
Battlefield™ 1 Apocalypse - the fourth Battlefield 1 expansion - is coming for Battlefield 1 Premium Pass owners in February. Players that want to get their hands-on the Apocalypse DLC will have to have a Premium Pass as this DLC is not free.
The entire WSU community mourns as thoughts and prayers go out to his family", Head Football Coach Mike Leach said in a statement. The death of Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski has officially been ruled a suicide.
Netflix , meanwhile, is expected to have about 54 million U.S. subscribers when it reports its fourth-quarter earnings on Monday. In any event, the company appears a bit more eager to have those interested in Prime lay down $99 upfront.
Among its users, 677,775 people located in the United States either liked, followed, or retweeted Russia-linked accounts. Twitter also said that since it revealed its first analysis, it has found thousands of additional bot accounts.
And you can choose to view your " Pages Feed " to see news updates from any media outlet or brand that you've chosen to follow. He said the company chose to rely on member surveys as the most "objective" way to rank trust in news sources.
The French President said she shared the outrage felt by many French-speaking African nations over the U.S. leader. Probably, in a similar context". "But our context was very different - so I don't want to take any bets".
Ms Markle, who will marry her prince on May 19, said: "Oh my goodness, wow, it's lovely , thank you very much ". They were met by large crowds outside Cardiff Castle waving Welsh flags in a phenemenon dubbed "Meghan Mania".
Apple, Google Buses Under Attack
CHP said the buses were attacked with some sort of projectile while on interstate 280 between Cupertino and San Francisco. Following the incidents, both the tech firms have rerouted employee buses keeping in mind the safety of their employees.
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Joseph School District, said none of the nurses in the school district have reported any cases of Tide Pod poisoning. The NRPC said they've received three calls from people in their service area after someone ingested a Tide Pod.
Speilberg film unlikely to be banned
Lebanese director Ziad Doueiri's film " The Attack " was banned as well, which was partially shot in Israel with Israeli actors. The film has been refused a release because it breaches a boycott Israel directive maintained by the Lebanese government.