Order of Malta

Knights Hospitaller

Lieutenant of the Grand Master

H.E. Frá John T. Dunlap

Frá John T. Dunlap was born in Ottawa, Canada, in 1957. After his studies at the University of Nice, he graduated from the University of Ottawa. He then obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Western Ontario. He was awarded an honorary doctorate in Public Service by the John Cabot University in Rome.

Frá John Dunlap is an attorney admitted to the New York State Bar and a barrister and solicitor of the bar of the province of Ontario. In 1986, he joined the law firm of Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller in New York, becoming a partner in 1993. He specialized in corporate and immigration law. An internationally respected lawyer, he has been a legal advisor to the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations since 1997.

Admitted to the Order of Malta in 1996, he took temporary vows as a Knight of Justice in 2004. In 2006, he was elected first Regent (religious superior), of the Subpriory of Our Lady of Lourdes, based in New York. On June 7, 2008, he took his solemn vows as the first American member.

In 2009, Dunlap was elected for a five-year term as a member of the Sovereign Council. He was re-elected for another five-year term by the Chapter General – the Order’s elective body – in 2014 and 2019.

For over a decade, he has served the Order of Malta as Chairman of the Committee for the Protection of Names and Emblems and Representative to the Alliance of the Orders of St. John.

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