Covid-defying nun celebrates 117th birthday

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A French nun who is believed to be the world’s second-oldest person celebrated her 117th birthday in style. Her birthday was marked with wine, a feast with her favorite dessert, a Mass in her honour. There were other treats to toast Sister André’s exceptional longevity through two world wars and a recent coronavirus infection. “It’s a big day,” David Tavella, the communications manager for the nun’s care home in the southern French city of Toulon, told The Associated Press.—AP