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Eva Longoria blessed by Pope Francis

Eva Longoria has finally been introduced to the person she's dreamt of meeting for years.

Eva Longoria had a Roman holiday to remember after she was blessed by Pope Francis at the Vatican.

The former Desperate Housewives star and her businessman fiance Jose Antonio Baston are currently on vacation in Italy, and on Wednesday (30Mar16), they attended the Pontiff's weekly address at St. Peter's Square.

Following the mass, Eva took to Instagram to share a photo of herself meeting the Pope, who grasped the actress' hands while she smiled at His Holiness with adoration.

She added the caption: "Praying with Pope Francis #Blessed #Literally".

Eva also shared photos of her time in the Vatican on Snapchat - one included a clip of Pope Francis arriving in St. Peter's Square in his bullet-proof 'popemobile'.

This is the second time the actress has been in the presence of the Pontiff - in September (15), Eva and her sister Liza travelled to Washington, D.C., where the Pope met with U.S. President Barack Obama. The trip marked his first visit to America.

At the time, Eva posted a series of pictures documenting the siblings' time at the White House, and revealed it was her sister's dream to see the Pope in person.

"A yr (year) ago I asked my sister Liza, 'who do you most want to meet in the world?' She said ‘the Pope’. And here we are," Eva wrote in one caption.

Another shot featured Eva and Liza meeting the Archbishop of Washington D.C., Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who gave the star's sister, who is developmentally disabled, a "special blessing".

Eva was raised Roman Catholic in Texas.

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