The Sovereign Military Order of the Malta (SMOM) is the oldest knighthood in the world and its headquarters is in Rome at the Palazzo Malta. The SMOM is considered a sovereign entity under International Law and under the United Nations. The SMOM also has extraterritoriality within Italy. Many members of the royal families and heads of constitutional monarchies are members of the SMOM.
What makes the SMOM different than all other knighthoods is that it is a sovereign entity. The SMOM as an entity has a higher authority than the Vatican. Members include King Juan Carlos of Spain, Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, Karl von Habsburg of Austria, King Philippe of Belgium, Queen Paola of Belgium, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Vittorio Emanuele of Savoy Prince of Naples, Duke Franz of Bavaria, Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma, Princess Elizabeth von Thurn and Taxis, Prince Alois of Liechtenstein, Prince Jaime Count of Bardi, Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom.
Prince Carlo Massimo is President of the Italian Association of the Order of Malta and is covertly overseeing the SMOM is Vacant however the current Grandmaster of the SMOM is Vacant. From the end of January until the end of April 2017, Hoffmann von Rumerstein was the interim head of the Order, as Lieutenant ad interim, after Pope Francis’s forced resignation of Fra’ Matthew Festing as Prince and Grand Master[ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto has been the acting head of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta since his election to a one-year term as Lieutenant ad interim[a] on 29 April 2017. In 2008 he served in the same role in the interim between the Grand Mastership of Andrew Bertie and that of Matthew Festing. The Lieutenant ad interim exercises the authority of the Order’s Grand Master when that position is vacant.
In 2008 he served in the same role in the interim between the Grand Mastership of Andrew Bertie and that of Matthew Festing. The Lieutenant ad interim exercises the authority of the Order’s Grand Master when that position is vacant. The title is technically Lieutenant of the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta. It is always held ad interim while the position of Grand Master of the Order is vacant
The Massimo, Bourbon Two-Sicilies, Pallavicini, and Ruspoli families control the Order of Malta and grant a form of “sovereignty” in society to high level members like the monarchs. The Austrian Nobility are in league with the Italian Nobility. The Sovereign Council of the Order of Malta is a top military council in the world.
It was the Italian Nobility, Austrian Nobility, and their Knights of Malta that created the Fascists and Nazis, and orchestrated WWI and WWII.
The Vatican’s Knights and Jesuits as well as the Knights of Malta are deeply involved with the US military and intelligence.
The Massimo family is covertly running the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. Prince Carlo Massimo has the highest command over the SMOM and higher authority than the Grandmaster through bloodline.