Washington D.C., Aug 3, 2021 / 13:05 pm
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco was recently named the new prior of a historic order of knighthood.
Cordileone will serve as principal chaplain to the U.S. delegation of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George. The Order is an organization of Catholics who prioritize the propagation of the faith and support Catholic education, vocations, the restoration of churches, and various charitable projects.
Noting Cordileone’s “southern Italian heritage and his humble orthodoxy,” Brendan Young, executive director of the order, told CNA on August 2 that the archbishop “is a natural choice for assuming the priorate of the Constantinian Order's American Delegation which he will lead spiritually for years to come.”
Young said the order's origins date to the Roman Emperor Constantine's vision of the Holy Cross at Milvian Bridge in 312 A.D.; the order received papal approval in the 1500's.