How A California Woman Fell in Love With a Swiss Guard

Miranda Emde met Swiss Guardsman Jonathan Binaghi while on vacation at the Vatican. Pope Francis has given his blessing for the couple to be married this fall.
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Brenda MD feels like she's living a fairy tale but it wasn't always that way. Frustrated with dating the Huntington Beach resident made a list of sixteen things she wanted it a men April 2013. Number one was a faith. Filled man a man of god and Catholic I was very that there is very important to me. Six months later on a trip to Italy with her mother and unexpected surprise. On the road last night the pair made one more trip to the Vatican and her mother's coaxing Miranda approached a Swiss guard responsible for protecting the Pope. After asking him questions for twenty minutes she knew something with special about it. How he treated people how to use speaking of people with such care and kindness and and patients. She exchanged contact information with Jonathan but not. The two exchanged calls texts emails and letters until she visited again six months later. I left that trip knowing appliances. Pretty sure he's Hawaiian but we look across the world from each other on our next visit John didn't surprise her with a private mass and a meeting with Pope Francis it was one of the best balance in my life just being there at the math with henin you know twenty other people. She found out later the Pope gave Jonathan his blessing to Mary her. Last week after retiring from the Swiss guard and asking for her father's permission. Jonathan propose to Miranda in Laguna Beach and everything has come together in Los here and a half thin across the world and all that's happened it's. And it can be happier the wedding is set for October 17 at Santa cutter in a church in Rome. Reporting Huntington Beach regularly ABC seven Eyewitness News.

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