Proflie: Lieutenant of the Grand Master, Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto
Fra’ Giacomo was born 1944 in Rome. He graduated in Humanities from the University of Rome, specialising in Christian Archeology and History of Art. He took up academic posts at the Pontifical Urbaniana Institute, teaching classical Greek.
He was also Chief Librarian and Archivist for the Institute’s important collections and has published a range of essays and articles on aspects of medieval art history.
He became a member of the Sovereign Order in 1985 and took his Solemn Vows in 1993. From 1994-1999 he was Grand Prior of Lombardy and Venice and from 1999 to 2004, a member of the Sovereign Council.
At the Chapter General of 2004 he was elected Grand Commander of the Order and on the death of the 78th Grand Master, Fra’ Andrew Bertie, he became the Lieutenant ad interim. From 2008 to 2017 Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre held the post of Grand Prior of Rome. He was elected Lieutenant of the Grand Master by the Council Complete of State which took place on 29 April 2017.
On 2 May 2019, Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre was been elected the 80th Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, a position he will hold for life.
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