Oldest member of College of Cardinals dies aged 100

The former secretary to St John XXIII and the oldest member of the College of Cardinals died on May 26 at the age of 100.

Italian Cardinal Loris Capovilla, who served St John XXIII before and after he became pope, died in Bergamo, near Milan.

Cardinal Capovilla was born in Pontelongo, Italy, in 1915, and was ordained to the priesthood in 1940.

A journalist before starting to work for the future saint, he was an energetic and eloquent storyteller, drawing on his remarkable and vividly detailed memory.

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