Byzantine Church in Italy

Recent Appointments of Bishops

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2020.02.25

Italy Bishop Giorgio Demetrio Gallaro, Bishop of Piana degli Albanesi of the Italo-Albanese (Italy), was promoted as Titular Archbishop of Tricala, Apostolic Administrator of Piana degli Albanesi of the Italo-Albanese (Italy) and Secretary of Dicastery for the Eastern Churches

2019.01.06

Italy Abbot Emiliano Fabbricatore, O.S.B.I., Abbot Ordinary emeritus of Santa Maria di Grottaferrata of the Italo-Albanese (Italy) and Superior General emeritus of Italian Basilian Order of Grottaferrata, passed away at 80

2017.11.25

Italy Bishop Sotìr Ferrara, Bishop emeritus of Piana degli Albanesi of the Italo-Albanese (Italy), passed away at 79

2016.08.06

Italy Bishop Ercole Lupinacci, Bishop emeritus of Lungro of the Italo-Albanese (Italy), passed away at 82

2016.04.04

Belgium Abbot Michel Van Parys, O.S.B., resigned as Hegumen of Santa Maria di Grottaferrata of the Italo-Albanese (Italy) and Hegumen of Italian Basilian Order of Grottaferrata

2015.06.28

Italy Fr. Giorgio Demetrio Gallaro was consecrated as Bishop of Piana degli Albanesi of the Italo-Albanese (Italy)

2015.03.31

Italy Cardinal Paolo Romeo resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Piana degli Albanesi of the Italo-Albanese (Italy)

Italy Fr. Giorgio Demetrio Gallaro was elected Bishop of Piana degli Albanesi of the Italo-Albanese (Italy)

2013.11.04

Belgium Fr. Michel Van Parys, O.S.B., was appointed as Hegumen of Santa Maria di Grottaferrata of the Italo-Albanese (Italy) and Hegumen of Italian Basilian Order of Grottaferrata

Italy Bishop Marcello Semeraro, Bishop of Albano (Italy) and Secretary of Council of Cardinals to assist in the governance of the Universal Church and to reform the Roman Curia, was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Santa Maria di Grottaferrata of the Italo-Albanese (Italy)

Italy Abbot Emiliano Fabbricatore, O.S.B.I., resigned as Abbot Ordinary of Santa Maria di Grottaferrata of the Italo-Albanese (Italy) and Superior General of Italian Basilian Order of Grottaferrata

2013.04.08

Italy Cardinal Paolo Romeo, Metropolitan Archbishop of Palermo (Italy), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Piana degli Albanesi of the Italo-Albanese (Italy)

Italy Bishop Sotìr Ferrara resigned as Bishop of Piana degli Albanesi of the Italo-Albanese (Italy)

2012.07.01

Italy Fr. Donato Oliverio was consecrated as Bishop of Lungro of the Italo-Albanese (Italy)

2012.05.12

Italy Archbishop Salvatore Nunnari resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Lungro of the Italo-Albanese (Italy)

Italy Fr. Donato Oliverio was elected Bishop of Lungro of the Italo-Albanese (Italy)

2010.08.10

Italy Archbishop Salvatore Nunnari, Metropolitan Archbishop of Cosenza–Bisignano (Italy), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Lungro of the Italo-Albanese (Italy)

Italy Bishop Ercole Lupinacci resigned as Bishop of Lungro of the Italo-Albanese (Italy)

2007.09.26

Italy Abbot Marco Petta, O.S.B.I., Abbot Ordinary emeritus of Santa Maria di Grottaferrata of the Italo-Albanese (Italy) and Superior General emeritus of Italian Basilian Order of Grottaferrata, passed away at 86

2000.01.31

Italy Fr. Emiliano Fabbricatore, O.S.B.I., was appointed as Abbot Ordinary of Santa Maria di Grottaferrata of the Italo-Albanese (Italy) and Superior General of Italian Basilian Order of Grottaferrata

2000.01

Italy Abbot Marco Petta, O.S.B.I., resigned as Abbot Ordinary of Santa Maria di Grottaferrata of the Italo-Albanese (Italy) and Superior General of Italian Basilian Order of Grottaferrata

1994.09.13

Italy Abbot Marco Petta, O.S.B.I., was confirmed as Abbot Ordinary of Santa Maria di Grottaferrata of the Italo-Albanese (Italy) and Superior General of Italian Basilian Order of Grottaferrata

1994.08.10

Italy Fr. Marco Petta, O.S.B.I., was appointed as Abbot Ordinary of Santa Maria di Grottaferrata of the Italo-Albanese (Italy)

1992

Italy Abbot Paolo Giannini, O.S.B.I., resigned as Abbot Ordinary of Santa Maria di Grottaferrata of the Italo-Albanese (Italy) and Superior General of Italian Basilian Order of Grottaferrata

1990

Italy Abbot Teodoro Minisci, O.S.B.I., Abbot Ordinary emeritus of Santa Maria di Grottaferrata of the Italo-Albanese (Italy) and Superior General emeritus of Italian Basilian Order of Grottaferrata, passed away at 83

1989.01.15

Italy Fr. Sotìr Ferrara was consecrated as Bishop of Piana degli Albanesi of the Italo-Albanese (Italy)

1988.10.15

Italy Fr. Sotìr Ferrara was elected Bishop of Piana degli Albanesi of the Italo-Albanese (Italy)

1987.11.30

Italy Bishop Ercole Lupinacci, Bishop of Piana degli Albanesi of the Italo-Albanese (Italy), was appointed as Bishop of Lungro of the Italo-Albanese (Italy)

1987.06.07

Italy Bishop Giovanni Stamati, Bishop of Lungro of the Italo-Albanese (Italy), passed away at 74

1986.09.30

Italy Territorial Abbacy of Santissimo Salvatore (Italo-Albanese Rite) was united (as title of Metropolitan Archdiocese of Messina–Lipari–Santa Lucia del Mela) (Italy)

Italy Archbishop Ignazio Cannavò, Archimandrite of Santissimo Salvatore of the Italo-Albanese (Italy), Bishop-Prelate of Santa Lucia del Mela (Italy), Metropolitan Archbishop of Messina (Italy) and Bishop of Lipari (Italy), was appointed as Metropolitan Archbishop of Messina–Lipari–Santa Lucia del Mela (Italy)

1981.08.06

Italy Fr. Ercole Lupinacci was consecrated as Bishop of Piana degli Albanesi of the Italo-Albanese (Italy)

1981.06.05

Italy Bishop Giuseppe Perniciaro, Bishop of Piana degli Albanesi of the Italo-Albanese (Italy), passed away at 74

1981.03.25

Italy Fr. Ercole Lupinacci was elected Bishop of Piana degli Albanesi of the Italo-Albanese (Italy)

1979.02.20

Italy Bishop Giovanni Stamati, Titular Bishop of Stephaniacum and Apostolic Administrator of Lungro of the Italo-Albanese (Italy), was appointed as Bishop of Lungro of the Italo-Albanese (Italy)

1979.02.10

Italy Bishop Giovanni Mele, Bishop of Lungro of the Italo-Albanese (Italy), passed away at 93

1977.06.03

Italy Archbishop Francesco Fasola resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Messina (Italy) and Archimandrite of Santissimo Salvatore of the Italo-Albanese (Italy)

1976.02.21

Italy Bishop Ignazio Cannavò, Auxiliary Bishop of Acireale (Italy), was promoted as Coadjutor Archbishop of Messina (Italy) and Archimandrite of Santissimo Salvatore of the Italo-Albanese (Italy)

1972.08.04

Italy Abbot Paolo Giannini, O.S.B.I., was confirmed as Abbot Ordinary of Santa Maria di Grottaferrata of the Italo-Albanese (Italy) and Superior General of Italian Basilian Order of Grottaferrata

Italy Abbot Teodoro Minisci, O.S.B.I., resigned as Abbot Ordinary of Santa Maria di Grottaferrata of the Italo-Albanese (Italy) and Superior General of Italian Basilian Order of Grottaferrata

1972.08.01

Italy Fr. Paolo Giannini, O.S.B.I., was appointed as Abbot Ordinary of Santa Maria di Grottaferrata of the Italo-Albanese (Italy)

1967.07.12

Italy Bishop Giuseppe Perniciaro, Titular Bishop of Arbanum and Auxiliary Bishop of Piana degli Albanesi of the Italo-Albanese (Italy), was appointed as Bishop of Piana degli Albanesi of the Italo-Albanese (Italy)

1967.06.29

Italy Fr. Giovanni Stamati was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Stephaniacum and Apostolic Administrator of Lungro of the Italo-Albanese (Italy)

1967.06.11

Italy Cardinal Ernesto Ruffini, Cardinal-Priest of S. Sabina and Metropolitan Archbishop of Palermo (Italy), passed away at 79

1967.03.25

Italy Fr. Giovanni Stamati was elected Titular Bishop of Stephaniacum and Apostolic Administrator of Lungro of the Italo-Albanese (Italy)

1963.06.25

Italy Bishop Francesco Fasola, Bishop of Caltagirone (Italy), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Messina (Italy) and Archimandrite of Santissimo Salvatore of the Italo-Albanese (Italy)

1963.03.07

Italy Archbishop Angelo Paino, Metropolitan Archbishop of Messina (Italy) and Archimandrite of Santissimo Salvatore of the Italo-Albanese (Italy), was appointed as Titular Archbishop of Serræ

1960.07.23

Italy Fr. Teodoro Minisci, O.S.B.I., was appointed as Abbot Ordinary of Santa Maria di Grottaferrata of the Italo-Albanese (Italy) and Superior General of Italian Basilian Order of Grottaferrata

1960

Italy Abbot Isidoro Croce, O.S.B.I., Abbot Ordinary of Santa Maria di Grottaferrata of the Italo-Albanese (Italy) and Superior General of Italian Basilian Order of Grottaferrata, passed away

1947.01.03

Italy Cardinal Ernesto Ruffini, Metropolitan Archbishop of Palermo (Italy), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Piana degli Albanesi of the Italo-Albanese (Italy)

1946.12.20

Italy Cardinal Luigi Lavitrano resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Piana degli Albanesi of the Italo-Albanese (Italy)

1941.10.25

Italy Diocese of Piana dei Greci (Italo-Albanese Rite) was renamed as Diocese of Piana degli Albanesi (Italy)

1941.09.12

Italy Bishop Paolo Schirò, Ordinary emeritus of Silicia of the Italo-Albanese (Italy), passed away at 75

1938.01.16

Italy Fr. Giuseppe Perniciaro was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Arbanum and Auxiliary Bishop of Piana degli Albanesi of the Italo-Albanese (Italy)

1937.12.18

Italy Fr. Isidoro Croce, O.S.B.I., was appointed as Abbot Ordinary of Santa Maria di Grottaferrata of the Italo-Albanese (Italy) and Superior General of Italian Basilian Order of Grottaferrata

1937.10.26

Italy Ordinariate of Silicia (Italo-Albanese Rite) was promoted as Diocese of Piana dei Greci (gained territory from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Palermo and Metropolitan Archdiocese of Monreale) (Italy)

Italy Cardinal Luigi Lavitrano, Metropolitan Archbishop of Palermo (Italy), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Piana degli Albanesi of the Italo-Albanese (Italy)

Italy Fr. Giuseppe Perniciaro was elected Titular Bishop of Arbanum and Auxiliary Bishop of Piana degli Albanesi of the Italo-Albanese (Italy)

Italy Bishop Paolo Schirò resigned as Ordinary of Silicia of the Italo-Albanese (Italy)

1937.09.26

Italy Territorial Abbacy of Santa Maria di Grottaferrata (Italo-Albanese Rite) was established (Italy)

1927.08.01

Italy Archbishop Giuseppe Schirò, Ordinary emeritus of Silicia of the Italo-Albanese (Italy) and Ordinary emeritus of Italia continentale of the Italo-Albanese (Italy), passed away at 81

1923.02.23

Italy Archbishop Angelo Paino succeeded as Metropolitan Archbishop of Messina (Italy) and Archimandrite of Santissimo Salvatore of the Italo-Albanese (Italy)

1922.12.18

Italy Archbishop Letterio D’Arrigo Ramondini, Metropolitan Archbishop of Messina (Italy) and Archimandrite of Santissimo Salvatore of the Italo-Albanese (Italy), passed away at 73

1919.06.08

Italy Fr. Giovanni Mele was consecrated as Bishop of Lungro of the Italo-Albanese (Italy)

1919.03.10

Italy Fr. Giovanni Mele was elected Bishop of Lungro of the Italo-Albanese (Italy)

1919.02.13

Italy Ordinariate of Italia continentale (Italo-Albanese Rite) was promoted as Diocese of Lungro (gained territory from Archdiocese of Cosenza, Archdiocese of Rossano, Diocese of Bisignano, Diocese of Cassano all’Jonio and Diocese of San Marco) (Italy)

1912

Italy Bishop Giovanni Barcia, Ordinary of Silicia of the Italo-Albanese (Italy) and Ordinary of Italia continentale of the Italo-Albanese (Italy), passed away

1904.03.20

Italy Fr. Paolo Schirò was consecrated as Ordinary of Silicia of the Italo-Albanese (Italy) and Titular Bishop of Benda

1904.01.26

Italy Fr. Paolo Schirò was elected Ordinary of Silicia of the Italo-Albanese (Italy) and Titular Bishop of Benda

1903.04.11

Italy Bishop Giuseppe Masi, Ordinary of Silicia of the Italo-Albanese (Italy), passed away at 77

1902.04.24

Italy Bishop Giovanni Barcia was appointed as Ordinary of Italia continentale of the Italo-Albanese (Italy) and Ordinary of Silicia of the Italo-Albanese (Italy)

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