Sovereign Council Order of Malta - Permanent Observer Mission

Sovereign Council

The state flag

It assists the Grand Master in the government of the Order. It is composed of the Grand Master, who presides it, the holders of the four High Offices (Grand Commander, Grand Chancellor, Grand Hospitaller and Receiver of the Common Treasure) and six members. Apart from the Grand Master, they are elected for a five year term by the Chapter General. The Sovereign Council is called by the Grand Master and meets at the seat of the Order of Malta at least six times a year and whenever special circumstances require it.

The Prince and Grand Master
His Most Eminent Highness Frà Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto

Sovereign Council

Grand Commander
H.E. Fra’ Ruy Gonçalo do Valle Peixoto de Villas Boas

Grand Chancellor and Minister of Foreign Affairs
H.E. Albrecht Freiherr von Boeselager

Grand Hospitaller
H.E. Dominique Prince and Count de La Rochefoucauld-Montbel

Receiver of the Common Treasure
H.E. János Count Esterházy de Galántha

H.E. Fra’ John T. Dunlap
H.E. Fra’ Emmanuel Rousseau
H.E. Fra’ Gottfried von Kühnelt-Leddihn
H.E. Fra’ Roberto Vivazzo
H.E. Winfried Graf Henckel von Donnersmarck
H.E. Mauro Bertero Gutiérrez

The Grand Master and the members of the Sovereign Council 2019.