Sovereign Council Order of Malta - Permanent Observer Mission

Sovereign Council

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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.

Lieutenant of the Grand Master
H.E. Frà Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto

Sovereign Council

Grand Commander
H.E. Fra’ Ludwig Hoffmann von Rumerstein

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 E. Critien
H.E. Fra’ John T. Dunlap
H.E. Fra’ Duncan Gallie
H.E. Fra’ Emmanuel Rousseau
H.E. Winfried Graf Henckel von Donnersmarck
H.E. Geoffrey D. Gamble

The Sovereign Council 2017