During the Provincial Chapter held the 16th -20th of March in France, in Annecy le Vieux ,Fr. Louis de Pontbriand was elected the new Provincial. The previous Provincial Fr. Monet Frantz served in this position for 9 years. The newly elected Provincial is 64 years old. His first councilor and vice provincial is Fr. Jeannot Rakotonindraniny born in 1962. He is from Madagascar. Fr. Bernard Gaidioz (71) was elected as the second councilor, he held the position of first councilor until now . To the newly elected Provincial and to the Council we wish courage in making the difficult decisions, and trust in the assistance of the Holy Spirit.