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Mons. Cornelius Femia

Pastor of St. Mary of Chieesa Portosalvo in Siderno Marina

Born in Grotteria (Reggio Calabria) the 16.03.1940 by Isidoro and Mazzaferro Filomena, last of eight children.
October 1954 entered the seminary in Locri where he finished Schools Medie.Nel Pontifical Regional Seminary "Pius XI” He studied Gymnasium – High school with a year of philosophy at the Pontifical Seminary Campano those of theology at the Faculty annexed "S. Louis” Jesuit Fathers of Posillipo – Naples, obtaining a licentiate in Theology Dogma.
The first eight years of priesthood lived them in Locri, in the Diocesan Seminary, as Vice Rector – Animator and teacher of Literature, and later as Rector and Dean of the Gymnasium John "XXIII” legally recognized.
From 1971 to the 1991 Religion has taught at the Liceo Scientifico "Zaleuco” Science and the "G. Mazzini” Locri.

Il I° October 1974 was appointed pastor of the Mother Church "S. Nicholas of Bari” Mammoth where he served in pastoral ministry for well 22 age, until 13 October 1996, when it was transferred to this Arcipretura "S. Mary Portosalvo” Siderno and he is still the pastor.
It’ Judicial Vicar of the Diocese of Locri – Gerace, Canon of the Cathedral Chapter, Vicar Forane and Diocesan Director of School – Industry Teaching of the Catholic Religion.
In 1993 the S. Pope John Paul II, at the request of Mgr. Ciliberti, awarded him the title of "Monsignor", as Chaplain of His Holiness.

The 22 January 2008 was elected, from the College of Consultors, Diocesan Administrator of the Diocese of Locri-Gerace

The 16 December 2008 was appointed by the bishop, Mons. Giuseppe Fiorini Morosini, new Vicar of the Diocese.

The 10 September 2013 was elected, from the College of Consultors, Diocesan Administrator of the Diocese of Locri-Gerace.

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St. Francis of Assisi pastor and martyr