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DANIEL Adams and wife Jenn, who wed at the end of December, met the Pope at the Vatican on their honeymoon in Rome last week.

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POPE Francis showed the Holy Spirit is not the only spirit he’s interested in when he blessed a Scots couple’s marriage.

The pontiff took one look at kilted Daniel Adams’s sporran – and asked if he had some whisky in it.

Daniel and wife Jenn, 30, who wed at the end of December, met the Pope at the Vatican on their honeymoon in Rome last week.

Charity manager Daniel, 28, said they had writte

n in advance in the hope of getting a blessing.He said: “Jenn wore her wedding dress and I had my kilt so he’d know who we were.

“At the end of his general audience, he came over to meet us. He pointed at my sporran and asked, ‘Did you bring whisky?’ so it looks like Pope Francis likes a dram.”

There was also a kiss from the Pope for Jenn, 30, a manager with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and a hug for Daniel, who said delightedly: “He gave me a big cuddle, which was great.”

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Papal Blessing for Scotland’s Italian Chapel

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Pope Francis has sent a special blessing to mark the 70th anniversary of one of Scotland’s most unusual landmarks. The Italian Chapel in Orkney was built during the Second World War by Italian POWs and has since become the island’s number one tourist attraction. In his message, Pope Francis prays; “that this Chapel, built in time of war, may continue to be a sign of peace and reconciliation”

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The magnificent interior, created with scraps of wood and metal and paints provided by an enlightened camp commandant turned the Nissen huts into a tiny basilica-style space filled with light and images of angels and the Blesed Virgin Mary under the title Regina Pacis – Queen of Peace. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the departure of the Italian prisoners from Orkney.

On Sunday (18 May) a special Mass will be held in the tiny chapel, celebrated by the Papal Ambassador (Nuncio) to Great Britain, Archbishop Antonio Mennini and former Glasgow Archbishop Mario Conti.

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