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

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