This heartwarming wedding engagement has earned itself the unique title of “the papal proposal” after a man popped the question to his girlfriend in front of Pope Francis.
Dario Ramirez, who is a Venezuelan politician seeking refuge from the totalitarian Maduro regime, was visiting His Holiness at the Vatican earlier this week. The human rights activist was meeting with Catholic legislators to discuss the situation in his home country.
“I explained to the Holy Father that the woman next to me is the woman of my life,” Ramirez told the National Catholic Register. “I met her in church, that God put her in my life, and I want to propose to her. So I got down on one knee and asked.”
“Wow, in front of the Pope!” said the Pope. “She’s not speaking — he asked you to marry him, what do you say?”
Once she regained her composure, Espinal responded with: “Yes, of course!”
As everyone in the hall whooped and hollered for the newly-engaged couple, the Pope blessed their marriage on the spot.
It was later revealed that neither Espinal nor His Holiness knew what Ramirez had been planning – although the activist had already gotten permission to pop the question from Cardinal Christoph Schönborn.
As of now, however, all the delegates present for the proposal are invited to the wedding.
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