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Welcome to the Malta Delegation website. Malta has been a delegation of the Sacred Military Order since 1971, and in 1995 Count John Sant Manduca obtained the honor as delegate/representative for Malta for the Sacred Military Order of Constantine St George. Today Count Giuseppe Peter Sant Manduca is delegate for Malta.

His Royal Highness Prince Charles of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro, is the 54th and current Grand Master of the Order and Head of the Royal House of Bourbon Two Sicilies. The Grand Master is supported by a Royal Deputation within the Orderís Grand Magistry in Rome. The Grand Prior of the Constantinian Order is His Eminence Renato Raffaele, Cardinal Martino, who is also Cardinal Protodeacon of Holy Roman Catholic Church and President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council of Justice and Peace. His Eminence Albert, Cardinal Vanhoye, is the Ecclesiastical Counsellor and Grand Prior Emeritus to the Royal House.

H.R.H. the Duke of Castro married in Monaco 31 October 1998 , H.R.H. Princess Camilla, Duchess of Castro Constantinian Dame Grand Cross of Justice , Dame Grand Cross of Honour and Devotion of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. Their Royal Highnesses currently have two children, HRH Princess Maria Carolina born in Rome in 2003 and HRH Princess Maria Chiara born in Rome 2005.

The Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George is run by the Grandmaster, helped by the Royal Delegation, formed by the most important people: Grand Prefect, Grand Prior, Grand Inquisitor, Grand Chancellor and Grand Treasurer, the President, the Vice President, the Secretary, and present Deputies. Its present Grand Master, His Royal Highness Prince Ferdinand of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro and Head of the Royal House, is also helped by a Magisterial Juridical Council and by a Counselor for Dynastic Orders and Orders of Knighthood.

The Grand Master is life-administrator of the Order and can promulgate new laws and statutes as well as appoint the highest institutional positions to which he will give the moral, disciplinary and administrative rule of the Order.
The position of Grand Prefect is currently (2015) held by S.E L'Amb Augusto Ruffo di Calabria, dei Principi di Sicilia.

The Knights and Ladies are divided into four Categories: Justice, Special, Grace and Merit. The Order is structured with in many countries of the world including Malta.
Many ecclesiastic personalities are members of the Order and guarantee the pursuit of Christian values and service to the Catholic Church, as established in the Statutes. The most important ecclesiastic representative is the Grand Prior: presently S.E. Cardinal Mario F. Pompedda holds this position.

The seat of the Grand Magistery is at the Grand Master's residence whereas the seat of the Grand Chancellery is in Naples and the Secretariat of the Order is located in Rome, 121 Via Sistina.

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