Our Lieutenant of the Grand Master, H.E. Fra’ Marco Luzzago
Fra’ Marco Luzzago was born 1950 in Brescia. He completed a scientific high school degree at the institute of the Franciscans in Brescia, before studying medicine for a number of years at the Universities of Padua and Parma.
Fra’ Marco joined the Sovereign Order of Malta in 1975 and took his Solemn religious Vows in 2003. Since 2010 he has dedicated his life completely to the Order of Malta, moving to the Marches to care for one of the Order’s Commanderies. Since 2011 he has been Commander of Justice in the Grand Priory of Rome, where he holds the position of Delegate of the Northern Marches and head of the library. Since 2017 he has been Councillor of the Order of Malta’s Italian Association. Fra’ Marco Luzzago is related to Pope Paul VI.
The Lieutenant of the Grand Master
According to the Order of Malta’s Constitution, the Lieutenant of the Grand Master remains in office for one year with the same powers as the Grand Master. The Lieutenant of the Grand Master has to reconvene the Council Complete of State before the end of his mandate.
From its beginning in the 11th Century, the Order of Malta has served the poor and sick. The Order has cared for the vulnerable of all ages through the centuries, and renews that commitment today.
Consistent with this focus, the Order of Malta Western Association has adopted policies encouraging the reporting of any potential improper conduct, including, but not limited to: discrimination against, harassment of, or any other imposition upon individuals; financial improprieties; violations of civil or canon law or of policies of the Order and of the Association; or of any other similar illegal or improper actions.
Please call (424) 365-6015 to report any complaint or misconduct to our Supervisor for the Protection of the Vulnerable. Your call is confidential. The Association prohibits retaliation against any person making a good faith complaint, report, or inquiry.