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COVID-Defying Nun Toasts 117th Birthday, Is Believed to Be World’s Second-Oldest Person

How does one cram enough candles onto a birthday cake for one of the world’s oldest survivors of the CCP virus? With 117 candles, you can’t. A French nun who is believed to be the world’s second-oldest person celebrated her 117th birthday in style on Feb. 11, with multiple treats and well-wishes, cards, and flowers to fete her exceptional longevity through two world wars and a recent CCP virus infection. Sister André also got a Mass in her honor and a feast with Champagne, red wine, and port. Then came a nap followed by more festivities, including an afternoon snack of baked Alaska, her favorite dessert. “It made me very, very, very, very happy,” the birthday girl said. “Because I met all those I love and I thank the heavens for giving them to me. I thank God for the trouble they went to.” Sister André’s big day got rolling …

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