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 Beatitude Fouad Boutros Twal - 2008-2016


 

His Beatitude Michel Sabbah - 1987-2008


His Eminence Giacomo Giuseppe Beltritti - 1970-1987


Alberto Gori, O.F.M. - 1949-1970


His Eminence Carlo Furno - 1995-2007


His Eminence John Patrick Foley - 2007-2011


His Eminence Edwin O'Brien - 2011-Current