Sotir Ferrara

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Most Reverend
Sotir Ferrara
Bishop of Piana degli Albanesi
Church Italo-Albanian Catholic[1]
Metropolis Holy See[1]
Diocese Hora e Arbëreshëvet[1]
See Piana degli Albanesi[1]
Appointed 15 October 1988[1]
Term ended 8 April 2013
Predecessor Ercole Lupinacci[1]
Ordination 19 November 1960
Consecration 15 January 1989
by Miroslav Stefan Marusyn[2]
Personal details
Born (1937-12-05) 5 December 1937 (age 79)
Piana degli Albanesi, Kingdom of Italy
Nationality Albanian-Italian
Denomination Italo-Albanian Catholic
Residence Piana degli Albanesi, Palermo, Sicily
Occupation bishop
Profession priest

Sotir Ferrara (Piana degli Albanesi, 5 December 1937) is the Bishop emeritus of the Eparchy of Piana degli Albanesi, a diocese of the Italo-Albanian Catholic Church in Sicily, Italy.[2]


Born in Piana degli Albanesi on 5 December 1937.[2] After studying in preparation for the priesthood on 19 November 1960, he was ordained priest.[2]

On 15 October 1988 he was elected by the Pope John Paul II to the bishopric of Eparchy of Piana degli Albanesi.[1][2] He received episcopal consecration on 15 January 1989 by Archbishop Miroslav Stefan Marusyn.[2] He retired in April 2013 upon reaching the age limit of 75.

Apostolic Succession[edit]

  • OSBM Archbishop Andreas Alexander Szeptycki (Sheptytsky), OSBM
  • Archbishop Ivan Bucko
  • Archbishop Miroslav Stefan Marusyn
  • Bishop Sotir Ferrara[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Diocese of Piana degli Abanesi". Retrieved 27 December 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Cheney, David M. "Bishop Sotìr Ferrara". Bishops. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Ercole Lupinacci
Bishop of Piana degli Albanesi
15 October 1988 - 8 April 2013
Succeeded by
Giorgio Demetrio Gallaro