The Supreme Council is the highest authority of the Scottish Rite, its supreme and sovereign regulator, and has exclusive powers in the territory of the Italian Jurisdiction. It constitutes the esoteric heritage gathered by the founders of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite and ensures that the subordinate Ritual Bodies, whose incorporation it has authorised, loyally follow it. These Ritual Bodies comprise a hierarchical organisation called the Ritual Pyramid.
The Supreme Council is the Ritual Body that consists of Effective Members of the 33° Degree, who are divided into: Active Members, and Emeritus Members.
Active Members, gathered in a Sovereign Convent, discuss the affairs of the Rite.
The Supreme Council has its headquarters in the Zenith of Rome, Valley of the Tiber, under the celestial vault at 41°53’18” Latitude North 2 12°29’12” Longitude East
THE SOVEREIGN GRAND COMMANDER
The Most Worshipful and Most Powerful Sovereign Grand Commander, Br Leo Taroni, is the representative of the Supreme Council of the Sovereign Grand Inspectors General of the 33° and Highest Degree of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry for the Italian Jurisdiction.
The Sovereign Grand Commander represents the top of the Scottish Rite Pyramid for this Jurisdiction.
He presides over the Supreme Council in the Sovereign, Weekday and Holiday Convents, the Administrative Council, the executive body for the deliberations of the Supreme Council and the managerial body of the Rite, and all Committees.
The Sovereign Grand Commander, like the Grand Dignitaries and the Grand Officials, is elected by the Supreme Council in Sovereign Convent for a three-year term of office, and may be elected to said office for three consecutive terms.
The Most Worshipful and Most Powerful Sovereign Grand Commander, Br Leo Taroni, was elected on december 16th, 2015 for the three-year period 2015–2018.