November 15, 2023 10:39 am

Dom Ginepro Riva, abbot of Tamié (Diocese of Chambéry, France) since 2011, reached the age of retirement mentioned in ST 40.A of the Constitutions offered his resignation to the Abbot General. With the consent of his Council, the Abbot General accepted the resignation.

On 15 November 2023, the Community of Tamié elected Father Marco Bassignana as Abbot for an indefinite term.

Dom Marco was born in 1955 in Cuneo (Italy). He entered Tamié in 1979, made his solemn profession in 1984 and was ordained a priest in 1994. At the time of his election, he was prior of the community.