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Italian abbey elects 1st abbot since 18th century

September 15, 2017

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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.

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