The French nun, Sister André, becomes the dean of humanity

Sister André, who celebrated her 118th birthday on February 11, became the probable dean of humanity on April 19, after the death of the Japanese Kane Tanaka. 

Agence France Presse announced the death, which occurred on April 19, of the one who was officially recognized as the dean of humanity, the Japanese Kane Tanaka. She had celebrated her 119th birthday in early January.

So she's French sister André, 118 years old, who becomes the oldest woman in the world.

Born Lucile Randon on February 11, 1904 in Alès in the Gard, Sister André returned to orders late in life within the congregation of the Daughters of Charity. She then chose to take the first name of one of her brothers, André, which is therefore written in the masculine form without a final “e”.

Today, blind and trapped in a wheelchair, a lack of freedom that she finds difficult to live with, the nun lives in an establishment in Toulon.

Camille Westphal Perrier

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