The Sovereign of the Qavloical People, as a descendant of the Sons of Ghassān (Jafnid) of the former Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Empire and the ex officio Head of the Nikephorian (Phocid) dynasty, assumes all of the rights and responsibilities of the Emperor of the Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Empire in relation to the preservation of the Rite and the protection of the Christian Churches under the Rite.

By a Directive ruling of the Qavloical Authority, the Sovereign of the Qavloical People has been bestowed with the title of “Highest Custodian of the Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Rite”.