New head elected for the Order of Malta
Rome, 8 November 2020
Fra’ Marco Luzzago was this morning elected with a large majority Lieutenant of the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta. Italian, 70 years old, he was admitted in 1975 and has been a Professed member in the Order of Malta since 2003.
The newly elected head of the Sovereign Order of Malta will swear before the Pope’s Special Delegate, cardinal-designate Silvano Maria Tomasi and the members of the Council Complete of State this afternoon.
The Council Complete of State, the electoral body, met on 7 and 8 November in the Magistral Villa in Rome.
Fra’ Marco Luzzago succeeds Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto, Prince and 80th Grand Master, who died on 29 April.
Fra’ Marco, born in Brescia, 1950, is a former businessman with a medical background from the Universities of Padua and Parma. Thereafter, he managed his family businesses in the consumer goods industry and in the field of large-scale distribution. From 2010, he has been fully dedicated to the Order, overseeing an Order Commandery in the Marches, as Commander of Justice Grand Priory of Rome, and from 2017, a director of the Italian Association.
The Lieutenant of the Grand Master
According to the Constitution of the Order of Malta, the Lieutenant of the Grand Master remains in office for one year with the same powers as a Grand Master. The Lieutenant of the Grand Master must reconvene the Council Complete of State before the end of his mandate. He must fully dedicate himself to increasing the works of the Order and be an example for all members in religious observance.