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  Jesuit Father Anton Luli: life under Vatican RadioJesuit Father Anton Luli: life under persecution in AlbaniaVatican Radio(Vatican Radio) As Pope Francis is set to visit Albania's capital Tirana we bring you the witness of Father Anton Luli who survived persecution in this nation under the atheistic regime. Born in Albania in the year 1910, Fr.Luli shared these memories ...
Posted on 19 September 2014 | 6:46 am
  Keeping the Faith in Albania - Vatican Radio Vatican RadioKeeping the Faith in AlbaniaVatican Radio(Vatican Radio) For almost 50 years, from 1944-1991, Albania suffered under a ruthless communist regime that dominated every aspect of its citizens' lives. In 1967, the government proclaimed Albania the world's first “atheistic state” — the first ...
Posted on 19 September 2014 | 5:20 am
  Vatican shrugs off warning of IS plot Vatican shrugs off warning of IS plot against Pope Francis in AlbaniaFirstpostDespite warnings from Iraq's ambassador to the Holy See that the 77-year-old could be in danger - and reports in the Italian media of new IS recruits returning from the Middle East to Albania - the Vatican said security measures would remain unchanged.
Posted on 19 September 2014 | 3:37 am
  In Albania, Pope Francis to celebrate Reuters Blogs (blog)In Albania, Pope Francis to celebrate religious revival and toleranceReuters Blogs (blog)Father Gjergj Meta's grandfather managed to save the gold chalice and communion plate from his village church when it was razed like many others in Albania during the dictatorship of Enver Hoxha half a century ago. Hoxha, a hardline Stalinist, had ...
Posted on 18 September 2014 | 9:17 am
  Albania's central bank governor fired after Fox NewsAlbania's central bank governor fired after millions found missingFox NewsCentral Bank of Albania governor Ardian Fullani, center, sits behind bars in a court room in Tirana Thursday Sept. 18, 2014. The Albanian Parliament has discharged central Bank of Albania governor Ardian Fullani, who is charged with abuse of office, ...Albania's parliament sacks central bank governorFinancial TimesAlbania central bank chief fired amid fraud caseFresno BeeAlbania's Parliament Dismisses Central Bank GovernorNovinite.comall 36 news articles »
Posted on 18 September 2014 | 8:04 am

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  What Awaits Francis in Albania?Don Carlo Lorenzo Rossetti, a Fidei donum priest from the Diocese of Rome, has been based in Albania since 2003. He is Director of the “Redemptoris Mater” missionary seminary and he also teaches theology at the interdiocesan seminary in Shkoder.
Posted on 18 September 2014 | 11:26 am
  Albania's central bank governor firedAlbania's parliament has fired the country's central bank governor, following his recent arrest after millions of dollars from the bank's reserves went missing.
Posted on 18 September 2014 | 8:08 am
  Albania central bank chief fired amid fraudTIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's parliament has fired the country's central bank governor, following his recent arrest after millions of dollars from the bank's reserves went missing.
Posted on 18 September 2014 | 8:01 am
  In Albania, pope to celebrate religiousBy Benet Koleka TIRANA (Reuters) - Father Gjergj Meta's grandfather managed to save the gold chalice and communion plate from his village church when it was razed like many others in Albania during the dictatorship of Enver Hoxha half a century ago. Hoxha, a hardline Stalinist, had banned religion in 1967, driving Albania's Roman Catholic, Orthodox and Muslim faithful underground in his drive to ...
Posted on 18 September 2014 | 2:48 am
  Preview: In Albania, pope to celebrateBy Benet Koleka TIRANA (Reuters) - Father Gjergj Meta's grandfather managed to save the gold chalice and communion plate from his village church when it was razed like many others in Albania during the dictatorship of Enver Hoxha half a century ago. Hoxha, a hardline Stalinist, had banned religion in 1967, driving Albania's Roman Catholic, Orthodox and Muslim faithful underground in his drive to ...
Posted on 18 September 2014 | 2:44 am

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  Exile on North Seventh Street“It should be revisited,” he said. Mr. Saakashvili said that while he had a “normal life” in Brooklyn, he considered himself a big deal in Eastern Europe, pointing out that on a recent trip to Albania “they shut down traffic for us and our 20-car ...
Posted on 19 September 2014 | 2:52 am
  Pope Francis Marks Anniversary of World War“Humanity needs to weep, and this is the time to weep,” he said. Francis also asked for prayers for his one-day visit to predominantly Muslim Albania this weekend to highlight interfaith cooperation.
Posted on 19 September 2014 | 2:25 am
  Vatican shrugs off warning of IS plotVatican City: Warnings that the Islamic State organisation may be plotting to attack Pope Francis during his visit to mostly-Muslim Albania on Sunday have been shrugged off by the Vatican.Despite warnings from Iraq's ambassador to the Holy See that the 77 ...
Posted on 18 September 2014 | 7:52 pm
  Before trip to Albania, Pope prays at St.In preparation for his September 21 apostolic journey to Albania, Pope Francis made a visit to the Papal Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, to pray before the image of the Virgin, Salus Populi Romani. The Pope prayed for nearly 30 minutes, placing his trip ...
Posted on 18 September 2014 | 7:16 pm
  Vatican shrugs off warning of IS plotVATICAN CITY: Warnings that the Islamic State organisation may be plotting to attack Pope Francis during his visit to mostly-Muslim Albania on Sunday (Sep 21) have been shrugged off by the Vatican. Despite warnings from Iraq's ambassador to the Holy See ...
Posted on 18 September 2014 | 4:40 pm
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