Joan Enric Vives Sicilia

Joan Enric Vives Sicília
Co-Prince of Andorra
Assumed office
12 May 2003
Serving with François Hollande
Prime Minister Albert Pintat
Jaume Bartumeu
Pere López Agràs (Acting)
Antoni Martí
Representative Nemesi Marqués Oste
Josep Maria Mauri
Preceded by Joan Martí i Alanis
Personal details
Born (1949-07-24) 24 July 1949 (age 65)
Barcelona, Spain

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.


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 Sta. Maria del Taulat de Barcelona. He was nominated Auxiliary Bishop of Barcelona (and Titular Bishop of Nona) in 1993 and Coadjutor Bishop of Urgell in 2001 by Pope John Paul II. On the retirement of his predecessor Joan Martí Alanis in 2003, he succeeded as Bishop of Urgell on 12 May 2003, and hence as Co-Prince of Andorra. 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 elevated to the dignity of archbishop as a personal title by Pope Benedict XVI in March 2010.[1]

Foreign honours


External links

  • Official Website

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

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