Joan Enric Vives Sicília

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Vives and the second or maternal family name is Sicília.
The Most Reverend
Joan Enric Vives i Sicília
Diocese of Urgell
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See Urgell
Installed 12 May 2003
Predecessor Joan Martí i Alanis
Successor Incumbent
Personal details
Born (1949-07-24) 24 July 1949 (age 65)
Barcelona, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Denomination Roman Catholic
Motto Parare vias Domini
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Styles of
Joan Enric Vives i Sicília
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Reference style The Most Reverend
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Monsignor

Archbishop Joan Enric Vives i Sicília (born 24 July 1949) is the current Bishop of Urgell, a Roman Catholic diocese, and ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra.

Life[edit]

Vives i Sicília was born in 1949 in Barcelona as the third son of Francesc Vives i Pons and of Cornèlia Sicília Ibáñez, who were small retailers. He entered the Seminary in 1965 and studied Humanities, Philosophy and Theology. In 1974, Vives was ordained a priest in his native parish Santa Maria del Taulat de Barcelona. Father Vives i Sicília was later nominated as Auxiliary Bishop of Barcelona (and Titular Bishop of Nona) in 1993, and ordained to the episcopacy and automatically became a member of the Spanish Episcopal Conference. Pope John Paul II and the Curia in the Vatican nominated him as Coadjutor Bishop of Urgell in 2001. After two years, on the retirement of his predecessor Joan Martí Alanis in 2003, he succeeded him as Bishop of Urgell on 12 May 2003, and hence therefore as Co-Prince of Andorra in the Principality of Andorra located in the heights of the Pyrenees Mountains. On 10 July 2003, he carried out the Constitutional Oath as the new Co-Prince of Andorra at "Casa de la Vall", Andorra la Vella. Vives i Sicília was later elevated to the dignity of an Archbishop as a personal title by Pope Benedict XVI in March 2010.[1]

Foreign honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rinuncie e Nomine — Elevazione alla Dignità Arcivescovile Ad Personam del Vescovo di Urgell (Spagna) e Coprincipe di Andorra" (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 2010-03-19. Retrieved 2010-03-20. [dead link]
  2. ^ Portuguese Presidency Website, Orders search form : type "Joan-Enric Vives i" in "nome", then click "Pesquisar"

External links[edit]

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Joan Martí i Alanis
Bishop of Urgell
2003–present
Incumbent
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Joan Martí i Alanis
Co-Prince of Andorra
2003–present
Served alongside:
Jacques Chirac
Nicolas Sarkozy
François Hollande
Incumbent

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