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Friday, 30 October 2015

Meet the World's Oldest Cardinal @ 100 years - Cardinal Loris Francesco Capovilla

At 100, Cardinal Loris Francesco Capovilla is the oldest Roman Catholic Bishop from Italy and the oldest member of the College of Cardinals. Born on Octiber 14 1915, Cardinal Capovilla was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Venice on 23rd May 1940 by Cardinal Piazza, the Patriach of Venice. He was appointed bishop of the Archdiocese of Chieti-Vasto on 26 June 1967 and consecrated on 16 July 1967 by Pope Paul VI. He served as the personal secretary to Pope John XXIII from 1958 to 1963 and was created a Cardinal by Pope Francis in 2014 even though he received a dispensation to be absent from the Feb 22 consistory due to old.

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