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Meet the LA Catholic who’s lived through two pandemics

Caridad Papa (center) with her daughters Candy Colayco, left, and Josette Kier, right.

To mark the occasion of her 107th birthday last Aug. 14, Caridad Papa had to accept some limitations.

Although her doctors consider her to be a marvel of health and not reliant on medications, the reality of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic makes her family ultracareful about her safety as she lives in the Monrovia home of her daughter, Josette Kier. No big family party. Keep things calm.

Still, they were pleased to welcome Father Kevin Rettig, pastor at Holy Angels Church in Arcadia, for a visit. He arrived with something special.

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