Clones have existed for much longer than what people believe. They are out there and they have served as the perfect kind of protection to all the people, the important people that live in our planet. The order created clones with a very powerful method that creates an external HD hologram layer in top of a silicone mask that is worn by an actor who learns how to behave exactly like the subject that is being emulated.
There are thousands of people who have been cloned and chances are that when you see a powerful politician doing a speech or visiting a highly dangerous area, this is a clone and not the actual person. There is an imperative need to protect the most influential people from harm. The order knows how valuable some of them are.