Studied with the Franciscans, and then at the Shkodrë Pontifical Seminary. Ordained on 24 February 1943 as a priest in the archdiocese of Shkodrë-Pult, Albania. Vicar of his archdiocese. Arrested on 12 November 1947 and sentenced to 10 years in prison during the anti–Christian persecutions of the Communist government. 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 Ejëll Deda“. CatholicSaints.Info. 10 November 2016. Web. 24 April 2017. <>