Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Oldest bishop in the world has died

On Sunday, the Vietnamese Bishop Antoine Nguyen Van Thien, who was the oldest in the world died in Nice at the age of 106. This was reported by the Vatican newspaper, Osservatore Romano. The batten of oldest living bishop now passes to Msgr Francis Hong Yong-ho who is aged 105 from Pyongyang in North Korea.  Hat tip to

Msgr Antonio Rosario Mennonna was the oldest Italian bishop until he died at the age of 103 in 2009.  At the time, he was second oldest bishop in the Church behind Bishop Van Thien.

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