Local priest celebrates 80th anniversary of ordination

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Msgr. Topper celebrated his 80th anniversary of ordination Sunday at Saint Catherine Laboure Church in Harrisburg.

Msgr. Topper was ordained on June 6, 1936 at St. Patrick Cathedral in Harrisburg.

He is thought to be the oldest priest in the country by both age and ordination after a survey of dioceses in the country.

The 103-year-old was born on July 28, 1912 in Hanover, Pennsylvania.


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