The Chancellery of The Order Of St. Maria Of Jerusalem (TEUTONIC Order) Of The House Of Antioch And Svevia announces that according to Article 10 of the Statute of the Order HIRH Prince Paolo Francesco Viscardi Barbaccia has designated as his successor HRH Prince Vito Caterini of Castel di Mirto who accepted the Grand Magisterium and swore allegiance to the Dynastic Orders in the presence of Chancellor Duke Giuseppe Torcivia and Princess Lali Burduli Barbaccia.
Therefore of this the date HRH Prince Vito Caterini of Castel di Mirto assumed the Grand Magisterium in vita of the following orders:
The Order of St. Maria of Jerusalem (TEUTONIC Order) Of The House Of Antioch And Svevia
The Order of the Crown of Costanza d'Altavilla
The Order of St. George of Antioch
The Order of the Green Cross of the Normans
The Order of St. Gereon
HRH Prince Vito Caterini of Castel di Mirto automatically succeeds HIRH Prince Paolo Francesco Viscardi Barbaccia as legitimate heir of all thrones belonging to the ancient house of the Hohenstaufen and of the heraldic, historical, material and spiritual heritage which also includes Altavilla dynasty based on the marriage of Constance of Altavilla, head of the Dynasty Altavilla and the Emperor Henry VI Hohenstaufen.
Poggibonsi May 29, 2016
Coat of Arms of the Grand Master
The Grand Master of the Order,
Prince Paolo Francesco Barbaccia Viscardi degli Hohenstaufen di Svevia
Coat of Arms of the Order
The Knights of the Teutonic Order of Swabia are saddened to announce the death of the Grand Master of the Order H.I.R.H. il Prince Paolo Francesco Barbaccia Viscardi of the Hohenstaufens' of Swabia.
September 02, 1946 / May 17, 2016.
At the beginning of 1993, the SOVEREIGN MILITARY AND HOSPITALLER ORDER OF ST. MARIA OF JERUSALEM (TEUTONIC ORDER) OF THE HOUSE OF ANTIOCH AND SVEVIA was established in Poggibonsi, Italy and became a charitable chivalric organization and incorporated numerous projects and is recognized by the Italian Republic as non-state Order of Chivalry of the Sovereign House of Swabia . This Order consists of Catholic priests, nuns, nobles and collaborators. The Order has been organized and predominantly provides spiritual guidance, care for the sick, and the elderly and especially street children.
The partners are active in Italy and many other parts of the world: thus, the Dynastic Teutonic Order has returned to its original roots and chivalric rules of the 12th century - the physical and spiritual care of needed people in Italy and in foreign lands, the current Grand Master is Paolo Francesco Barbaccia Viscardi.
The organization is structured similarly to a constitutional monarchy where the monarch is the nominal representative of the State, although all political and administrative decisions are directed by the State Government.
Therefore, it is the Grand Master of the Order of Saint Mary of Jerusalem of the House of Antioch and Svevia is the representative while the functioning and representation of Organization is the responsibility of all members of the Supreme Council.
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