Ercole Lupinacci

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Most Reverend
Ercole Lupinacci
Church Italo-Albanian Catholic
Diocese Lungro
Ordination 22 November 1959
Consecration 8 August 1981
by John Stamati
Personal details
Born 23 November 1933
San Giorgio Albanese
Nationality Arbëreshë-Italian
Denomination Italo-Albanian Catholic
Occupation bishop
Previous post Bishop of Piana degli Albanesi

Ercole Lupinacci (born 23 November 1933 in San Giorgio Albanese) is an Italian of Arbëreshë ethnicity[1] and Bishop Emeritus of Italo-Albanian Catholic Eparchies of Piana degli Albanesi and Lungro.


Ercole Lupinacci was born in San Giorgio Albanese on 23 November 1933. He was ordained an Italo-Albanian Catholic priest on 22 November 1959.[2] He was apponted Bishop of Piana degli Abanesi on 25 March 1981[3] and ordained bishop on 8 August 1981 by Bishop John Stamati with principal co-consecrators, Archbishop Saba Youakim, B.S. and Archbishop Miroslav Stefan Marusyn.[2] On 22 November 1987 he was appointed Bishop of Lungro replacing the deceased Bishop Stamati.[4] He retired from the See of Lungro on 10 August 2010 at age 76.[2]

Episcopal Genealogy[edit]

  • Eparch Isaias Papadopoulos
  • Eparch John Mele
  • Eparch John Stamati
  • Eparch Ercole Lupinacci [2]


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  2. ^ a b c d "Bishop Ercole Lupinacci". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Diocese of Piana degli Abanesi". Catholic Dioceses in the World. Giga-Catholic Information. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Diocese of Lungro". Catholic Dioceses in the World. Giga-Catholic Information. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Giuseppe Perniciaro
Bishop of Piana degli Albanesi
1981 - 1987
Succeeded by
Sotir Ferrara
Preceded by
Giovanni Stamati
Bishop of Lungro
1987 – 2010
Succeeded by
Salvatore Nunnari
Apostolic Administrator