Presentation
Organisational chart
Active clergy
Emeritus clergy

The historical origins of the Chapter of the Cathedral of Mallorca date back to the very beginnings of the restoration of the Church in Mallorca. In 1240, Pope Gregory IX gave the first Bishop of Mallorca, Ramon de Torrella, permission to establish the chapter with canons and dignities.

Since then, the Cathedral Chapter has become the group of priests that is responsible for carrying out solemn liturgical celebrations and also for performing the services entrusted to it by canon law or by the Bishop. One of the main duties of the Chapter is to promote the Cathedral as the seat of the Bishop’s magisterium as pastor of Church in Mallorca, and as a sign of the unity in the faith of Mallorcan believers, and to make the Cathedral the centre of the liturgical life of the diocese because it is the Bishop’s church.

Other duties include:

  • Promoting the evangelisation of Mallorcan society as a priority.
  • Promoting the preaching of the Gospel, entrusted in first place to the bishop, who has the Seat, and as his assistants, to exercise the ministry of preaching in accordance with the norms of the sacred liturgy.
  • Making the Cathedral the mother church of the Church in Mallorca.
  • Promoting the cultural expression of faith in society and dialogue between faith and culture, as well as charitable activity.
  • Offering the Cathedral as a church for ecumenical assembly by Christians and believers from other confessions, encouraging inter-confessions celebrations including different branches of Christianity.
  • Serving visitors and tourists pastorally.
  • Conserving the cultural heritage of the Cathedral and the Chapter, enriching it and displaying it for public attention and appreciation.
  • Administering the property of the Cathedral and of the Chapter in accordance with canon law and the specific regulations of the Diocese of Mallorca.

The Chapter comprises two departments, which in turn are made up of other areas led by canons, as shown in the organisational chart.

The seal of the Cabildo represents the seated figure of the Virgin with the Child Jesus in her arms, according to the iconography of the shield on the Baroque Chapterhouse vault.

Sello Cabildo Catedral

On 4 November 2017, the Chapter agreed, as a general aim for this four-year period, to give the Cathedral a new internal organisational model, based on its dual role of evangelisation and historical transmission of Christian cultural values.

With this aim, in February 2019, a specialist company was entrusted with analysing the management of the Cathedral in order to give the Chapter the objective data necessary to achieve this objective.

The results dof this analysis can be summarised as follows :

1.- The Chapter is the sole institutional body that manages the running of the Cathedral, and it delegates the operational and representative duties to the Dean President.

2.- A new organisational chart, meeting the needs of the Cathedral’s role as a Catholic church dedicated to celebrating the Faith and to Evangelisation and, at the same time, as a vehicle for social transmission of Christian culture through its architectural heritage, which has been protected since 1931 as an Asset of Cultural interest. The functional centre of the new organisational chart therefore comprises two departments: the Department of Evangelisation, Celebration and Faith and the Department of Culture, Heritage, Museums and Archive, the cultural and historical expression of the Faith. These departments include different areas, with canons responsible for each one, as stated in the Chapter charter.

3.- Antoni Ximenis Palmer, the Prefect of the Cathedral Sacristy will coordinate the technical management of the Department of Evangelisation, Celebration and Faith. And Dr Mercè Gambús Saiz (PhD in History of Art, degree in Law, lecturer in history of art at the University of the Balearic Islands and lead researcher in that university’s Research Group for the Preservation of Artistic and Religious Heritage) will be the scientific-technical coordinator of the Department of Culture, Heritage, Museums and Archive..

4.- In order to make the coordination, monitoring and management of the Cathedral in its specific functions (Faith - Cultural transmission - Administration of material assets) more efficient, two technical directorates have been created: the Administrative Technical Directorate, which the Chapter has entrusted to Joan Pastor Nieto (Degree in Management and Security and Master’s in Security) and the Financial-Economic Directorate, which is headed by Rafel Mesquida Oliver (Diploma in Tourism, Postgraduate degree in Accountancy and Financial Management and Financial Advisor for Religious and Third Sector Entities).

Organigrama Catedral en
Very Rev. Canon Teodor Suau Puig
Position: Dean, administrator and director of the residence

Born: 06/06/1947 - Palma

Ordained: 13/06/1971

Assumption of office: 23/12/2002

Rev. Mgr. Lluc Riera Coll
Position: Treasurer of the brotherhood of Saint Peter and Saint Bernard

Born: 23/03/1948 - Palma

Ordained: 28/05/1972

Assumption of office: 31/01/2014

Rev. Francesc Ramis Darder
Position: Vice-dean, vice-administrator, secretary, canon responsible for the Department of Evangelisation and director of evangelisation

Born: 06/01/1958 - Palma

Ordained: 27/09/1987

Assumption of office: 28/10/2014

Rev. Antoni Vera Díaz
Position: Canon responsible for the area of Sacramental Pastoral

Born: 25/08/1957 - Palma

Ordained: 21/06/1987

Assumption of office: 27/10/2018

Rev. Ramón Lladó Rotger
Position: Canon penitentiary

Born: 11/05/1954 - Sóller

Ordained: 16/05/1981

Assumption of office: 27/10/2018

Rev. Antoni Riutort Fullana
Born: 09/01/1950 - Son Carrió

Ordained: 31/03/1979

Assumption of office: 27/10/2018

Rev. Mateu Jesús Tous Vanrell

Position: Canon in charge of the Department of Culture and the Department of Infrastructure and services and director of Museum of Sacred Art of Mallorca

Born: 03/04/1969 - Santanyí

Ordained: 07/01/1996

Assumption of office: 03/07/2019

Rev. Pere Nicolau Oliver Vives
Position: Precentor for liturgy and music

Born: 05/07/1968 - Deià

Ordained: 08/01/1995

Assumption of office: 03/07/2019

Rev. Josep Adrover Vallbona

Born: 08/01/1959 - Palma

Ordained: 19/06/1993

Assumption of office: 15/12/2021

Rev. Antoni Jesús Dols Salas

Born: 06/07/1963 - Palma

Ordained: 19/11/1989

Assumption of office: 15/12/2021

Rev. Llorenç Tous Massanett

Born: 23/12/1933- Capdepera

Ordained: 19/03/1957

Assumption of office: 10/02/1962

Rev. Joan Bestard Comas

Born: 23/08/1940 - Lloseta

Ordained: 20/06/1965

Assumption of office: 29/06/1994

Rev. Pere Torres Siquier

Born: 29/11/1930 - Sa Pobla

Ordained: 20/06/1954

Assumption of office: 29/06/1994

Rev. Joan Darder Brotat

Born: 14/02/1944 - Alcúdia

Ordained: 26/03/1967

Assumption of office: 02/06/1999

Rev. Gabriel Amengual Coll

Born: 25/01/1943 - Sta. Eugènia

Ordained: 19/06/1966

Assumption of office: 23/12/2002

Rev. Joan Bauzà Bauzà

Born: 20/05/1944 - Vilafranca

Ordained: 18/06/1967

Assumption of office: 23/12/2002

M. Iltre. Sr. D. Miquel Pons Melià

Born: 27/10/1942 - Porreras

Ordained: 19/06/1966

Assumption of office: 31/01/2014

Rev. Bartomeu Moll Ribas

Born: 24/11/1943 - Montuïri

Ordained: 18/06/1967

Assumption of office: 31/01/2014

Rev. Bartomeu Veny Vidal

Born: 03/10/1940 - Palma

Ordained: 16/06/1973

Assumption of office: 31/01/2014

Rev. Mgr. Andreu Genovart Orell

Born: 26/11/1943 - Colònia Sant Pere

Ordained: 21/06/1969

Assumption of office: 27/10/2018