Cardinal Grand Masters of the Order

In 1496, Pope Alexander VI vested the office of Grand Master in the Papacy where it remained until 1949.
From 1949, the following Cardinals have held the office:


His Eminence Nicola Canali - 1949-1960


His Eminence Eugène Tisserant - 1960-1972


His Eminence Maximilien de Furstenberg - 1972-1988


His Eminence Giuseppe Caprio - 1988-1995


His Eminence Carlo Furno - 1995-2007


His Eminence John Patrick Foley - 2007-2011


His Eminence Edwin O'Brien - 2011-Current