Florentine-Roman Order
of the Pontifical States
(Anglican Patriarchate, See of St. Stephen)




The Order of the Pontifical States was established by the bull Per Ministerio Ecclesiae in 2021
as a reorganisation of the previously-awarded Florentine Service Order. The order recognises significant
service to the modern Stato Pontificio, the Anglican Patriarchate,
humanity, or diplomatic or civil service.

There are 3 grades of the order:
Knight Grand Cross/Dame Grand Cross

Knight Commander/Dame Commander

The insignia is worn from a yellow ribbon. The knights and dames grand cross use
a yellow sash worn over the right shoulder. The star, worn by holders of the 
grand cross, is a red St. Stephen cross of approxmately 80mm diameter, with a gold eagle
upon a red background within a gold circular wreath, centred on the cross.

Grand Cross star of the order

Knight's MedalCommander's InsigniaGrand Cross Sash

Lapel Ribbons:
Knight Grand Cross, Commander, and Knight

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Nota Bene: These orders are given exclusively by the Anglican Patriarchate, Stato Pontificio as historic orders of the Stato Pontificio. H.H.E. the Papa-Prince of Rome holds the exclusive right to confer them.
They are distinct from the modern state orders given by the Vatican City-State.



























The Anglican Patriarchate (Anglican Rite Roman Catholic Church) is an ecclesiastical sovereignty by right of Rome with an independent government in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Additionally, we descend from the See of Utrecht, which was granted autonomy in 1145 by Pope Eugene III and confirmed in 1520 by Pope Saint Leo X in the Bull Debitum Pastoralis, this right becoming known as the Leonine Privilege. As the sole successor of Pope Saint Leo X and temporal successor of St. Peter the Apostle in Italy and Britain, the Patriarchate is fully Catholic and holds the same canonical authority as the Roman Communion (Vatican). The Patriarchate is the ecclesiastical successor to temporal Rome, the temporal patrimony of the Roman Empire claimed historically by right of the papacy. The succession passed to the Patriarchate after Benedict XVI by right of Rome and Florence, with the Papa-Prince of Rome with papal authority as temporal successor of St. Peter, and the Pope-Bishop of Rome as spiritual successor of St. Peter and de facto sovereign of the Vatican City-State. Although administratively independent, the Apostolic See of the Patriarchate embraces as brethren other Catholic and Anglican bodies, such as the current Roman Communion (commonly referred to as the Roman Catholic Church), the Anglican Ordinariate, and the Anglican Communion. The New Roman Communion is defined as the Anglican Patriarchate and the churches of all Bishops recognised by the Apostolic See.