Studied at the Shkodrë Pontifical Seminary, and in Innsbruck, Austria. Ordained in Primiz, Austria on 3 August 1919 as a priest of the archdiocese of Shkodrë-Pult, Albania. Imprisoned in 1947 during the Communist government’s anti–Christian persecutions, he survived months of torture. Martyr.
- 5 November 2016 by Pope Francis
- beatification celebrated at the Square of the Cathedral of Shën Shtjefnit, Shkodër, Albania, presided by Cardinal Angelo Amato
- “Blessed Dedë Plani“. CatholicSaints.Info. 10 November 2016. Web. 1 May 2017. <>