Home of World’s Oldest Bishop Burgled

May 7, 2008

ROME, May 5 (RIA Novosti) – The home of Antonio Rosario Mennonna, the world’s oldest bishop who turns 102 on May 27, has been burgled, his nephew told journalists in Italy Monday.

Mennonna’s nephew said he decided not to tell his uncle about the burglary because of his advanced age.

Among the stolen items thieves took a crucifix, a 90th anniversary gift from the late pope John Paul II, and a number of valuables made from gold.

Investigators suspect that the valuables were stolen by two Romanians, who were looking after the elderly man.

A search is currently underway for the suspects.

Born in Muro Lucano, Antonio Rosario Mennonna was ordained to the priesthood on August 12, 1928. On January 5, 1955, Pope Pius XII appointed him Bishop of Muro Lucano.

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3 Responses to “Home of World’s Oldest Bishop Burgled”

  1. Mennona said

    Antonio is my ancestor. My family name is Mennona.

  2. Tomas Lopez said

    Let’s hope His Excellency is not reading this blog then!

  3. Congratulations and cordial greetings from Melandro

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