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 (1933-11-23)November 23, 1933
San Giorgio Albanese
Died August 6, 2016(2016-08-06) (aged 82)
Nationality Italian
Denomination Italo-Albanian Catholic
Occupation Bishop
Previous post Bishop of Piana degli Albanesi

Ercole Lupinacci (November 23, 1933 – August 6, 2016) was an Italian of Arbëreshë ethnicity[1] and Bishop Emeritus of Italo-Albanian Catholic Eparchies of Piana degli Albanesi and Lungro.[2]


Ercole Lupinacci was born in San Giorgio Albanese on 23 November 1933. He was ordained an Italo-Albanian Catholic priest on 22 November 1959.[3] He was appointed Bishop of Piana degli Abanesi on 25 March 1981[4] 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.[3] On 22 November 1987 he was appointed Bishop of Lungro replacing the deceased Bishop Stamati.[5] He retired from the See of Lungro on 10 August 2010 at age 76.[3]

Episcopal Genealogy[edit]

  • Eparch Isaias Papadopoulos
  • Eparch John Mele
  • Eparch John Stamati
  • Eparch Ercole Lupinacci [3]


  1. ^ "Jemi - Il portale per gli arbëreshë". Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "È ritornato alla casa del Padre mons. Ercole Lupinacci vescovo emerito di Lungro e degli Italo-Albanesi dell’Italia continentale - il Messaggero Italiano". 6 August 2016. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Bishop Ercole Lupinacci". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 21 January 2015. [self-published source]
  4. ^ "Diocese of Piana degli Abanesi". Catholic Dioceses in the World. Giga-Catholic Information. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "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
Donato Oliverio