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Dom José Otero, superior ad nutum of Frattocchie (Italy) since 2011, presented his resignation.

On January 26, 2020, the community of Frattpcchie elected as abbot for a undetermined mandate, Father Loris Tomassini.

Dom Loris was born in 1961 in Orciano (Italy). He entered Frattochie on 1990, and made his solemn profession on 1995. He was ordained a priest on 1998. At the time of his election, he was Novice Master and prior of the community.

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