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The Constantinian Order’s Relationship with the Savoy Dynasty of Italy

King Francesco II was succeeded as Head of the House of the Two Sicilies by his brother, Alfonso, Count of Caserta. Relations between the Royal Houses of Bourbon Two Sicilies and the Savoy dynasty of Italy remained poor. In 1924 the Italian Minister Boselli, Chancellor of the Order of St Maurice and St Lazarus of the reigning House of Savoy of Italy, launched an unprecedented attack against the Constantinian Order which Pope Pius IX had protected at the time of Italy’s unification.

In the same year the delicate negotiations commenced concerning the compensation to be paid to the Papacy for the loss of the Papal States and the establishment of a sovereign state for the Holy See. The Papal Secretary of State, Cardinal Gasparri, himself a Bailiff Knight Grand Cross of Justice of the Constantinian Order, had to negotiate with the King of Italy’s Minister, Benito Mussolini. Cardinal Gasparri, not wishing to jeopardize the delicate negotiations, yielded to the pressure of Mussolini and temporarily suspended the functions assigned to the Cardinal Protector of the Constantinian Order until the Order’s legitimacy had been recognised by the Government of the Kingdom of Italy.

Despite this act, the Apostolic See maintained excellent working and spiritual relations with the Constantinian Order. The Order was still being bestowed by the head of dynasty and Grand Master, Alfonso, Count of Caserta until his death in 1934 and later by his successor and son, Prince Ferdinando Pio. The Order also remained internationally recognised as a dynastic order of knighthood pertaining to the Royal House of Bourbon Two Sicilies. Many prominent statesmen, cardinals, nobles and citizens were invested during the Savoy rule in Italy.

It was only after the abolition of the Italian monarchy in 1946 that the two former dynasties resolved their differences. Shortly before his death in 1960, Prince Ferdinando Pio, Duke of Castro and Head of the Royal House, was invested by Italy’s last monarch, King Umberto II (left), into the Supreme Order of the Most Holy Annunciation. Soon after in 1959, King Umberto was invested with the Collar of the Constantinian Order by its Grand Master, Prince Ferdinando Pio. An ancient family feud was finally put to rest.

Relations between the two dynasties have continued to grow and strengthen with Prince Ferdinando’s successor, Prince Ranieri, Duke of Castro, who became Head of the dynasty and Grand Master in 1960. When Prince Ranieri died in 1973 he was succeeded by the current Head of the Royal House and Grand Master of the dynastic orders, HRH Prince Ferdinando Maria, Duke of Castro.

King Umberto II wishing to further build on the warm relations, which had now existed for many years between the two dynasties, honoured the current Duke of Castro with the Supreme Order of the Most Holy Annunciation in 1977. HRH The Duke of Castro returned the honour by awarding and investing King Umberto with the pre-eminent Order of St Januarius of the Royal House of Bourbon Two Sicilies.

On the death of King Umberto in 1983, the Duke of Castro continued the family relationship by honouring the new Head of the Royal House of Savoy, HRH Prince Victor Emanuele, Duke of Savoy(left) and Prince of Naples with the Collar of the Constantinian Order.

The current Heir Apparent of the Royal House, HRH Prince Carlo of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Calabria, has also been invested by HRH The Duke of Savoy as a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Maurice and St Lazarus.

TROY’S NOTE: The P2 (“Propaganda Due“) is the infamous European Paramasonic lodge that had members in Italy, France, England, the U.S.A., South America, Monaco & the Vatican. Despite its officially being dissolved following the scandal which revealed its being effectively a parallel government in Italy & plans for a coup d’etat. As one of its members Silvio Berlusconi eventually became Prime Minister of Italy it could be argued that they gained control of the country via other means.

A claimed insider, who has produced a wealth of detail confirming his connections (see the link near the end of this comment), has stated that the P2 set up a lodge in Monte Carlo, Monaco in 1976, which then gained control of the whole Italian Masonic network via its members, despite appearing to have been excluded by being suspended by the Grand Lodge of Italy that year. This developing deceptive appearance of things was enhanced in 1981 by a Masonic tribunal stating that the P2 had been excluded by the Grand Lodge back in the mid-’70’s.

It has also been alleged that out of the Monte Carlo lodge, a Masonic Executive Committee was created in 1999, to not only oversee the Monte Carlo lodge & its P2 network that the Monte Carlo lodge now oversaw itself (12 P2 branches in Italy alone at this point), but that this Masonic Committee had the most powerful Grand Masters, Grand Hierophants & other heads from every significant regular & irregular Masonic lodge, rite, order & obedience, not to mention having representatives from the Jesuits & various chivalric orders, such as the SMOM, and also the heads of occult orders such as the Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO) & some its own offshoots like the OTO-FHL (Fraternitas Hermetica Luciferiana or Luciferian Hermetic Fraternity). This non-hierarchical Committee’s secretary-general is named as Ezio Giunchiglia, number two to Licio Gelli at the height of the P2’s infamy & Monte Carlo resident.

Recently it has been reported that the Monte Carlo-based MEC setup has fractured into pro-Templar & pro-SMOM/Vatican factions, with the SMOM & OTO elements excluded. This is subject to much controversy among researchers & more on this can be found at: This shouldn’t distract from the core information presented at the article below, but many interesting nuances & additional details can be found via the interview recordings found at the previous link.

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