World’s oldest nun meets the pope in Spain

LAST UPDATED: 26 Jan, 2012 @ 18:30
World’s oldest nun meets the pope in Spain

A 103-year-old nun, who has spent every day of the last 84 years inside the walls of a convent, has ventured outside for only the second time- to meet the Pope.

Sister Teresita was just 19 when she entered the convent on April 16, 1927 – bizarrely the same day Pope Benedict XVI was born.

But after living through the papacy of seven different Pope’s during her time as a nun, she has finally had the chance to meet the leader of the Catholic Church.

According to sources the meeting lasted several minutes, and was very friendly and lively.

The centenarian – the world’s olderst cloistered nun – had last left the confines of the Buenafuente del Sistal convent to escape fighting during the 1936-39 Spanish Civil War.


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  1. You cannot be that judgemental about someone you know nothing about. At that time,a lot of women were placed in convents by their families for a variety of reasons and it does not take long for someone to become institutionalised. Also, how do we know she has not done anything useful? Just because she has not left the convent does not mean she has not been useful in other ways.