A decoration from the Grand Orient of France.
He takes the reins of the largest organization of Freemasonry in France.
Georges Serignac, 67, was elected Grand Master of the Grand Orient de France (GODF), we learned this Saturday.
This Val-d'Oise veterinarian, father of four, was "elected by 31 votes within the council of the order" out of 37 delegates, the GODF announced in a press release.
Georges Serignac succeeds Jean-Philippe Hubsch, elected in August 2019 and whose mandate, which should have ended last summer, had been extended pending the organization of this assembly, disrupted by the health crisis.
One of the few members revealed
With around 50,000 members and 1,500 lodges, the Grand Orient de France, generally classified on the left, is the largest Masonic obedience in France.
Its Grand Master is one of the few visible personalities of this organization, whose members are not supposed to reveal their affiliation.
Established in France since 1773, the main activity of Freemasonry consists in the organization of internal debates on social subjects, such as secularism, the environment, social or ethical questions.
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