Italian abbey elects 1st abbot since 18th century
September 15, 2017
CWN Editor's Note: The Cistercian abbey of Chiaraville, founded in 1135, was suppressed by Napoleon in 1798; monks returned in 1952 but not did elect their own abbot. The Cistercian abbot general will confer his blessing on the new abbot on September 16.The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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