Ercole Lupinacci, Italian Catholic hierarch, Died at 82


Ercole Lupinacci was born on November 23, 1933, and died on August 6, 2016.

He was an Italian of Arbëreshë ethnicity and Bishop Emeritus of Italo-Albanian Catholic Eparchies of Piana degli Albanesi and Lungro.

Ercole was ordained an Italo-Albanian Catholic priest on November 22, 1959.

He was apponted Bishop of Piana degli Abanesi on March 25, 1981 and ordained bishop on August 8, 1981 by Bishop John Stamati with principal co-consecrators, Archbishop Saba Youakim, B.S. and Archbishop Miroslav Stefan Marusyn.

On November 22, 1987, Ercole was appointed Bishop of Lungro replacing the deceased Bishop Stamati.

He retired from the See of Lungro.

Ercole Lupinacci passed away at 82 years old.