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Champagne, red wine and Mass on tap for nun's 117th birthday

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Question: How do you fit 117 candles onto a birthday cake for the world's second-oldest person? Answer: You can't. A French nun who is believed to be the world’s second-oldest person was celebrating her 117th birthday in style on Thursday.

There were plans for Champagne and red wine, a feast with her favorite dessert, a Mass in her honor, and other treats to toast Sister André's exceptional longevity through two world wars and a recent bout of COVID-19. “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. “She is in great shape.

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