The Constantinian Order continues to have an excellent working and spiritual relationship with the Apostolic See, which has never ceased to recognise the canonical standing of the Constantinian Order and the Distinguished Royal Order of Saint Januarius. As an independent dynastic Order of Knighthood, the Constantinian Order should not to be confused with the Holy See’s own state Orders of Knighthood, or those religious orders which belong to, or are under the protection of the Holy See such as the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre and the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.
The position of Grand Prior of the Constantinian Order is currently occupied by His Eminence Renato Raffaele, Cardinal Martino, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. Cardinal Martino succeeded in 2010 His Eminence Albert, Cardinal Vanhoye, who continues as Ecclesiastical Counsellor to the Royal House. Cardinal Vanhoye succeeded as Grand Prior in 2008 His Eminence, Mario Francesco, Cardinal Pompedda, formerly Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic See and President of the Court of Cassation of the Vatican City State. In November 2003, Cardinal Pompedda was appointed by Pope John Paul II as Ecclesiastical Counsellor to the Constantinian Order; a position that continued under the pontificate of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI until the Cardinal’s death in 2008.
Currently over 25 cardinals are members of the Constantinian Order and who play a active role in the spiritual development of the Order. They are: His Eminence Fiorenzo, Cardinal Angelini, Cardinal-Priest of S.Spirito in Sassia, His Eminence William Wakefield, Cardinal Baum, Major Penitentiary Emeritus of the Apostolic Penitentiary and Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, His Eminence Giacomo, Cardinal Biffi, Archbishop Emeritus of Bologna, His Eminence Josip, Cardinal Bozanic , Cardinal-Priest of S.Girolamo die Croati, His Eminence Carlo, Cardinal Caffarra, Archbishop of Bologna, His Eminence Desmond, Cardinal Connell, Archbishop Emeritus of Dublin, His Eminence Godfried, Cardinal Danneels, Archbishop Emeritus of Mechelen-Brussels, His Eminence Péter Cardinal Erdő, Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest and Primate of Hungary, His Eminence Roger, Cardinal Etchegaray, Vice Dean of the College of Cardinals, His Eminence Francis Eugene, Cardinal George, Cardinal-Priest of S.Bartolomeo all’Isola, His Eminence Salvatore, Cardinal De Giorgi, Archbishop Emeritus of Palermo, His Eminence William Henry, Cardinal Keeler, Archbishop Emeritus of Baltimore, His Eminence José, Cardinal Saraiva Martins, Bishop of Palestrina, His Eminence Theodore, Cardinal McCarrick, Archbishop Emeritius of Washington, His Eminence Edoardo, Cardinal Menichelli, Archbishop of Ancona-Osimo, His Eminence Vincent, Cardinals Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, His Eminence Edwin Frederick, Cardinal O’Brien, Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, His Eminence Cormac, Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor, Archbishop Emeritius of Westminster, His Eminence Vinko, Cardinal Puljic, Archbishop of Vrhbosna (Sarajevo), His Eminence Angelo, Cardinal Scola, Patriarch of Venice, His Eminence Crescenzio, Cardinal Sepe, Archbishop of Naples, His Eminence Adrianus, Cardinal Johannes Simonis, Archbishop Emeritus of the Apostolic Penitentiary, His Eminence James Francis, Cardinal Stafford, Major Penitentiary Emeritus of the Apostolic Penitentiary, His Eminence Dionigi, Cardinal Tettamanzi, Archbishop of Milan, His Eminence Agostino, Cardinal Vallini, Grand Chancellor of the Pontifical Lateran University, His Eminence Albert, Cardinal Vanhoye, SJ, Cardinal-Deacon of Santa Maria della Mercede e Sant’Adriano a Villa Albani & Grand Prior Emeritus of the Constantinian Order.
The following members were also members of the Order until their recent demise. His Eminence Edward Michael, Cardinal Egan, His Eminence Mario Francesco, Cardinal Pompedda, His Eminence Giuseppe, Cardinal Caprio, His Eminence Silvio, Cardinal Oddi, His Eminence Pietro, Cardinal Palazzini, His Eminence Lucas, Cardinal Moriera Neves, His Eminence Virgilio, Cardinal Noé, His Eminence Maurice, Cardinal Otunga, His Eminence Vincenzo, Cardinal Fagiolo, His Eminence Francesco, Cardinal Colasuonno, His Eminence Édouard, Cardinal Gagnon, His Eminence Bernardin, Cardinal Gantin, His Eminence Michele, Cardinal Giordano, His Eminence Paul Augustin, Cardinal Mayer, His Eminence Dino, Cardinal Monduzzi, His Eminence Antonio María, Cardinal Javierre Ortas, His Eminence Salvatore, Cardinal Pappalardo, His Eminence Luigi, Cardinal Poggi, His Eminence Alfons Maria, Cardinal Stickler and His Eminence Alfonso, Cardinal López Trujillo.
Among the many Diocesan and Titular Archbishops in the Constantinian Order are: HE The Most Rev Mgr Ottorino Pietro Alberti, Archbishop Emeritus of Cagliari, HE The Most Rev Mgr Angelo Bagnasco, Cardinal-Priest of Gran Madre di Dio, HE The Most Rev Mgr Luigi Barbarito, GCVO, Titular Archbishop of Fiorentino and Apostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Great Britain, HE The Most Rev Mgr Bernard Barsi, Archbishop of Monaco, HE The Most Rev Mgr Gaetano Bonicelli, Archbishop Emeritus of Siena-Colle di Val d’Elsa-Montalcino, HE The Most Rev Mgr Antonio Cantisani, Archbishop Emeritus of Catanzaro and Squillace, HE The Most Rev Mgr Carmelo Cassati, Archbishop Emeritus of Trani-Barletta-Bisceglie, HE The Most Rev Mgr Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo, Archpriest Emeritus of the Papal Basilica of St Paul outside-the-Walls, HE The Most Rev Mgr Francesco Cuccarese, Archbishop Emeritus of Pescara Penne, HE The Most Rev Mgr Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, HE The Most Rev Mgr Riccardo Fontana, Bishop of Arezzo Cortona Sansepolcro, HE The Most Rev Mgr William Lori, Archbishop of Bridgeport, HE The Most Rev Mgr Giuseppe Mani, Archbishop of Cagliari, HE The Most Rev Mgr Giovanni Marra, Apostolic Administrator of Orvieto Todi, HE The Most Rev Mgr John Michael Miller, Archbishop of Vancouver, HE The Most Rev Mgr Giuseppe Molinari, Archbishop of L’Aquila, HE The Most Rev Mgr Vittorio Luigi Mondello, Archbishop of Reggio Calabria-Bova, HE The Most Rev Mgr Giovanni Battista Pichierri, Archbishop of Trani, HE The Most Rev Mgr Bruno Schettino, Archbishop of Capua, His Grace The Most Rev George Stack, Archbishop of Cardiff, HE The Most Rev Mgr Francesco Pio Tamburrino, Archbishop of Foggia-Bovino and HE The Most Rev Mgr Alberto Tricarico, Official Emeritus of the Secretariat of State.
The following members were also members of the Order until their recent demise. The Most Rev Mgr Maurice Couve de Murville, Archbishop Emeritus of Birmingham, HE The Most Rev Mgr Alessandro Maria Gottardi, HE The Most Rev Mgr Gastone Mojaisky Perrelli, HE The Most Rev Mgr Gabriel Montalvo Higuera, HE The Most Rev Mgr Cataldo Naro, HE The Most Rev Mgr Marian Oles, HE The Most Rev Mgr Vito Roberti and HE The Most Rev Mgr Antonio Maria Travia.