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Receiver of the Common Treasure

The Receiver of the Common Treasure – the Minister of Finance – directs the administration of the finances and the property of the Order in coordination with the Grand Chancellor, under the authority of the Grand Master and the surveillance of the Board of Auditors. He is responsible for drawing up the annual accounts, relating to the economic and financial state of the Order, submitting them to the Board of Auditors and to the Grand Master, with the advice of the Sovereign Council, for approval. Also with the advice of the Sovereign Council, he submits to the Grand Master for approval the acceptance of inheritances, bequests and donations, and the disposal and subsequent reinvestment of the goods of the Order. He manages and supervises the Magistral Postal Service and, through the Secretary General , the internal services of the Magistral household, the Personnel Office of the Grand Magistry, the Office of Technical Services and the superintendence of the Magistral Palace and related buildings. With the mandate of the Grand Master, the Receiver also supervises the administration of the organisations and works of the Order. He is the counter-signatory for acts of disposal or assignment and contracts which involve the property of the Grand Magistry and the Priories. 



The mission of the Order of Malta is inspired by its tradition of ‘Tuitio Fidei et Obsequium Pauperum', to assist the poor and the sick, and bear witness to the Christian faith.


The Sovereign Order of Malta is a sovereign subject of international law. The Order - which is based in Rome, in via Condotti - has its own Government, an independent magistracy, and bilateral diplomatic relations with 110 countries.


The Order of St John of Jerusalem is one of the oldest institutions of Western and Christian civilisation. Present in Palestine in around 1048, it is a lay religious Order, traditionally of military, chivalrous, noble nature.