The Hospitaller Order of St. John of God
‘The Hospitaller Order of St. John of God’ is a Religious Institute in the Catholic Church. This Religious Order is governed by its Constitutions and General Statues, and its world-wide leadership is the Prior General and his Council who are based in Rome.
Regional divisions of the Order are known as Provinces. The Province is administered by the Provincial. In India Brother Yanka Joseph Sharma is the Provincial. He is assisted in the management of the Province by his ‘Councillors’ (they are four in number and they are Brothers). Together they are called the ‘Provincial Definitory’.
In India the Provincial Curia (headquarters) is based at Poonamallee in Chennai (Madras).