It is a special honour for the Romanian Grand Priory  to inform that His Excellency The Grand Master, Carlos Gereda de Bourbon, Marquis of Almazan appointed His Excellency The Archbishop of Bucharest and Metropolitan Ioan Robu as Ecclesiastical Grand Cross of the Order.

The Order recognizes the special merits of Archbishop Ioan Robu and his outstanding work dedicated to the Romanian people and the Church.  His Excellency was ordained Bishop on December 8, 1984 in Rome by Agostino Casaroli, Cardinal Secretary of State of the Vatican. On March 14, 1990 Pope John Paul II, raised Bishop Robu to the rank of Archbishop and Metropolitan of Bucharest.
Since 2001 Archbishop Robu is an honorary member of the Romanian Academy. During an audience held at the Metropolitan Palace of the Roman Catholic Church from Bucharest on May 30, 2014.  Chev.  Prince Marius Stefan Paraianu Bassaraba, KCLJ-J, Grand Prior of Romania, in the name of the Grand Master handed over the Insigna and the Grand Magistral Decree for the rank of Ecclesiastical Grand Cross. On this occasion, His Excellency Archbishop of Bucharest and Metropolitan Ioan Robu, EGCLJ accepted the dignity of being the new Chaplain General of The Grand Priory of Romania.

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