Bishop Giovanni 

Bishop Giovanni Cicala, descendant of a branch of Castelcicala di Nola lords and brother of the Count of Collesano Paolo Cicala, was Bishop of Cefalù from 1196 to 1216. In the fifth painting on the Cathedral’s façade, described in the Rollus Rubeus, Emperor Frederick II is depicted as he looks towards Giovanni. The latter carries a cartouche, declaring that he is going to Babylon as an ambassador. It was during this absence, and at least before September 1215, that the stupor mundi had the porphyry sarcophagi, commissioned by Roger, transferred to Palermo Cathedral. Bishop John, after this episode, excommunicated the emperor.