Vatican City, Jul 16, 2018 / 15:22 pm
Pope Francis surprised wedding guests Saturday when he unexpectedly celebrated a marriage being held at a small chapel in the Vatican Gardens.
"Look who came as a surprise! Pope Francis is always surprising!" said Brazilian Fr. Omar Reposo on his Instagram account.
The wedding - between Luca Schafer, a member of the Swiss Guard, and Letícia Vera, a former employee of the Vatican Museums, took place in the Church of St. Stephen of the Abyssinians, just outside St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.
Sources close to the couple told ACI Digital, CNA's Portuguese language sister agency, that only the bride and groom know that Pope Francis was going to preside over the wedding. The pope's arrival surprised the wedding guests, and the priests who concelebrated the wedding.