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.