A 118-year-old nun dwelling in a nursing dwelling in southern France has develop into the world’s oldest dwelling particular person, in keeping with the Guinness World Records.
Sister André can also be the oldest nun ever, in keeping with an announcement launched by Guinness on Monday.
Born as Lucile Randon on February 11, 1904, Sister André has devoted most of her life to non secular service, the assertion mentioned. Before turning into a Catholic nun, she taken care of kids throughout World War II after which spent 28 years caring for orphans and aged folks at a hospital.
Sister André, who lives close to the French metropolis of Toulon, can also be the world’s oldest COVID-19 survivor. The Guinness World Records assertion mentioned she examined constructive for the virus at the start of 2021, however recovered totally inside three weeks, simply in time for her 117th birthday.
In an interview with the French TV channel RMC Story on Tuesday, Sister André appeared to have combined emotions about turning into the brand new oldest dwelling particular person.
“I feel I would be better off in heaven, but the good Lord doesn’t want me yet,” she mentioned, calling the title a “sad honor.”
However, she additionally expressed her pleasure at being “pampered” by her household.
Sister André enjoys chocolate and wine — and drinks a glass every single day — her nursing dwelling, Résidence Catherine Labouré, confirmed to CNN on Tuesday.
When she turned 118 earlier this yr, the aged nun obtained a handwritten birthday notice from French President Emmanuel Macron — the 18th French president of her lifetime — in keeping with a tweet from the nursing dwelling. There have additionally been 10 completely different Popes presiding over the Catholic Church since she was born.
Sister André turned the world’s eldest following the loss of life of Kane Tanaka, a Japanese lady beforehand licensed because the world’s oldest particular person, who died on the age of 119 on April 19.
The title of oldest particular person ever recorded additionally belongs to a French lady. Born on February 21, 1875, Jeanne Louise Calment’s life spanned 122 years and 164 days, in keeping with the Guinness World Records assertion.
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