Apostolic Administration of

Southern Albania

Albania Albania

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Continent: East Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Apostolic Administration Apostolic Administration

Name: Southern Albania (English) / Albania Meridionale (Italiano) / Albaniæ Meridionalis (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Tiranë–Durrës

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Celebrations

Liturgical Calendar (Universal) 📅

History

Present Prelates

Apostolic Administrator (2017.06.15 – ...):Bishop Giovanni Peragine, B. (58)Bishop Giovanni Peragine, B. (58)

Titular Bishop of Phœnice

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Albania

Ordinaries

Apostolic Administrators of Southern Albania (Roman Rite)

Bishop Giovanni Peragine, B. (58)Bishop Giovanni Peragine, B. (58)
(2017.06.15 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Southern Albania (Albania)
Titular Bishop of Phœnice
General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Albania

Pasce agnos meo

Born:1965.06.25 (Altamura, Italy)
Ordained Priest:1993.03.10
Consecrated Bishop:2017.09.07

Titular Bishop of Phœnice (2017.06.15 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Southern Albania (Albania) (2017.06.15 – ...)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Albania (2018.02.05 – 2024.02.20)

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Albania (2024.02.20 – ...)

Bishop Hil Kabashi, O.F.M. (83)Bishop Hil Kabashi, O.F.M. (83)
(1996.12.03 – 2017.06.15)

Titular Bishop of Turres in Byzacena
Apostolic Administrator emeritus of Southern Albania (Albania)

Born:1941.02.19 (Caparac, Serbia)
Ordained Priest:1969.05.18
Consecrated Bishop:1997.01.06

Apostolic Administrator of Southern Albania (Albania) (1996.12.03 – 2017.06.15)

Titular Bishop of Turres in Byzacena (1996.12.03 – ...)

Archbishop Ivan Dias (later Cardinal)
(1992 – 1996.11.08)

Servus

Born:1936.04.14 (Mumbai, India)
Ordained Priest:1958.12.08
Consecrated Bishop:1982.06.19
Created Cardinal:2001.02.21
Died:2017.06.19 (Roma, Italy † 81)

Priest of Bombay (India) (1958.12.08 – 1982.05.08)

Privy Chamberlain Supernumerary (1964.12.04 – 1968.03.28)

Chaplain of His Holiness (1968.03.28 – 1982.05.08)

Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to Benin (1982.05.08 – 1987.06.20)

Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to Ghana (1982.05.08 – 1987.06.20)

Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to Togo (1982.05.08 – 1987.06.20)

Titular Archbishop of Rusibisir (1982.05.08 – 1996.11.08)

Apostolic Nuncio to Korea (1987.06.20 – 1991.01.16)

Apostolic Nuncio to Albania (1991.01.16 – 1996.11.08)

Apostolic Administrator of Southern Albania (Albania) (1992 – 1996.11.08)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bombay (India) (1996.11.08 – 2006.05.20)

Cardinal-Priest of Spirito Santo alla Ferratella (2001.02.21 [2001.06.03] – 2017.06.19)

Prefect of Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples (2006.05.20 – 2011.05.10)

President of Interdicastery Commission for Consecrated Religious (2006.05.20 – 2011.05.10)

Grand Chancellor of Pontifical Urbaniana University (2006.05.20 – 2011.05.10)

Blessed Archbishop Nikollë Vinçens Prenushi, O.F.M.
(1946 – 1949.03.19)

Born:1885.09.04 (Shkodër, Albania)
Ordained Priest:1908.03.19
Consecrated Bishop:1936.03.19
Died:1949.03.19 🩸 (Durrës, Albania † 63)
Beatified:2016.11.05 (Shkodër, Shkodër, Albania)

Bishop of Sapë (Albania) (1936.01.27 – 1940.06.26)

Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1940.06.26 – 1949.03.19)

Apostolic Administrator of Southern Albania (Albania) (1946 – 1949.03.19)

Archbishop and religious of Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans). Martyr.

Archbishop Leone Giovanni Battista Nigris
(1940 – 1945)

Born:1884.08.27 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1909.07.18
Consecrated Bishop:1938.09.25
Died:1964.09.21 († 80)

Apostolic Delegate to Albania (1938.08.18 – 1945)

Titular Archbishop of Philippi (1938.08.18 – 1964.09.21)

Apostolic Administrator of Southern Albania (Albania) (1940 – 1945)

Special Churches

Tiranë–Durrës (↑), Skopje (↗), Thessaloniki (→), Corfu–Zakynthos–Kefalonia (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 16,172 km²

Population: 1,921 Catholics (0.1% of 1,421,036 total)

Pastoral Centres: 5 parishes, 16 missions

Personnel: 14 priests (3 diocesan, 11 religious), 85 religious (15 brothers, 70 sisters), 1 seminarian

Population

Pastoral Centres

Priests

Religious

Seminarians

Last updated on 2024.04.14

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