Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Shkodrë–Pult

Albania Albania

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Continent: East Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: Shkodrë–Pult / Shkodër–Pult (English) / Shkodra–Pulati / Scutari–Pult (Italiano) / Scodren(sis)–Pulaten(sis) (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Lezhë, Sapë

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Notes: united æque principaliter with Bar 1867.03.14–1886.08.18

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Contact Info

Address: Kryeipeshkvia, Sheshi Gjon Pali II, Shkodër, Albania

Phone: (222)427.44

Papal Visits

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (1998.03.28 – ...):Archbishop Angelo Massafra, O.F.M. (74)Archbishop Angelo Massafra, O.F.M. (74)

President of Episcopal Conference of Albania

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Shkodrë–Pult (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Angelo Massafra, O.F.M. (74)Archbishop Angelo Massafra, O.F.M. (74)
(1998.03.28 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Shkodrë–Pult (Albania)
President of Episcopal Conference of Albania

Reconciliamini Deo

Born:1949.03.23 (San Marzano di San Giuseppe, Italy)
Ordained Priest:1974.09.21
Consecrated Bishop:1997.01.06

Bishop of Rrëshen (Albania) (1996.12.07 – 1998.03.28)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Shkodrë–Pult (Albania) (1998.03.28 – ...)

President of Episcopal Conference of Albania (2000 – 2006)

President of Episcopal Conference of Albania (2012.09 – 2018.02.05)

President of Episcopal Conference of Albania (2021.02.04 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishops of Shkodrë (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Franco Illia
(1992.12.25 – 1997.10.22)

Born:1918.02.21 (Albania)
Ordained Priest:1943.12.18
Consecrated Bishop:1993.04.25
Died:1997.10.22 († 79)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1992.12.25 – 1997.10.22)

President of Episcopal Conference of Albania (1993 – 1997.10.22)

Bishop Ernesto Çoba
(Apostolic Administrator 1952.01.21 – 1979.04.15)

Archbishop Gaspare Thaci
(1936.01.27 – 1946.05.25)

Born:1889.01.23
Consecrated Bishop:1936.03.19
Died:1946.05.25 († 57)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1936.01.27 – 1946.05.25)

Archbishop Lazare Miedia
(1921.10.19 – 1935.07.08)

Born:1869.03.06
Died:1935.07.08 († 66)

Bishop of Sapë (Albania) (1900.11.10 – 1904.12.24)

Titular Archbishop of Areopolis (1904.12.24 – 1909.04.14)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1904.12.24 – 1909.04.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Skopje (North Macedonia) (1909.04.14 – 1921.10.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1921.10.19 – 1935.07.08)

Archbishop Giacomo Sereggi
(1910.04.14 – 1921.10.14)

Born:1861.11.02
Died:1922.04.11 († 60)

Bishop of Sapë (Albania) (1905.08.07 – 1910.04.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1910.04.14 – 1921.10.14)

Titular Archbishop of Cyzicus (1921.10.14 – 1922.04.11)

Archbishop Pasquale Guerini
(1886.11.23 – 1909.11)

Born:1821.05.17 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1848.06.27
Consecrated Bishop:1879.08.03
Died:1911.02.08 († 89)

Titular Bishop of Paphos (1879.05.06 – 1886.11.23)

Auxiliary Bishop of Bar (Montenegro) (1879.05.06 – 1886.11.23)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1886.11.23 – 1909.11)

Titular Archbishop of Melitene (1910.01.14 – 1911.02.08)

Bishops of Shkodrë (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Karl Pooten
(1867.03.15 – 1886.01.15)

Born:1807.01.17
Ordained Priest:1844.02
Died:1886.01.15 († 78)

Titular Bishop of Maronia (1844.02 – 1855.08.31)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bar (Montenegro) (1855.08.31 – 1886.01.15)

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1867.03.15 – 1886.01.15)

Bishop Luigi Ciurcia, O.F.M. (later Archbishop)
(1859.02.06 – 1866.07.27)

Born:1818.12.08 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1841.12.20
Consecrated Bishop:1854.03.19
Died:1881.07.13 († 62)

Bishop of Lezhë (Albania) (1853.09.27 – 1858.06.04)

Titular Bishop of Delcus (1858.06.04 – 1859.02.06)

Coadjutor Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1858.06.04 – 1859.02.06)

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1859.02.06 – 1866.07.27)

Vicar Apostolic of Egypt (Egypt) (1866.07.27 – 1881.05.01)

Titular Archbishop of Irenopolis (1866.07.27 – 1881.07.13)

Apostolic Delegate to Egypt and Arabia (1866.07.27 – 1881.07.13)

Bishop Giovanni Topić, O.F.M. Obs. (later Archbishop)
(1853.09.27 – 1859.01.17)

Consecrated Bishop:1842.02.20
Died:1868.06.11

Apostolic Administrator of Shkodrë (Albania) (1842.01.12 – 1845)

Bishop of Lezhë (Albania) (1842.01.12 – 1853.09.27)

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1853.09.27 – 1859.01.17)

Titular Archbishop of Philippopolis (1859.07.10 – 1868.06.11)

Bishop Giovanni Topić, O.F.M. Obs. (later Archbishop)
(Apostolic Administrator 1842.01.12 – 1845)

Bishop Luigi Guglielmi
(1839.09.24 – 1852.09.27)

Died:1853.01.29

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1839.09.24 – 1852.09.27)

Bishop of Verona (Italy) (1852.09.27 – 1853.01.29)

Bishop Benigno Albertini, O.F.M. Obs.
(1832.04.13 – 1838.08.24)

Died:1838.08.24

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1832.04.13 – 1838.08.24)

Bishop Ambrogio Bruci
(1824.08.24 – 1831.06.21)

Died:1831.06.21

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1824.08.24 – 1831.06.21)

Bishop Nikolla Muriqi
(1817.07.04 – 1824.02.14)

Died:1824.02.14

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1817.07.04 – 1824.02.14)

Bishop Antonio Dodmassei
(1814.12.19 – 1816.07.21)

Died:1816.07.21

Bishop of Pult (Albania) (1808.07.08 – 1814.12.19)

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1814.12.19 – 1816.07.21)

Bishop Antonio Angelo Radovani
(1808.07.08 – 1814.05.03)

Died:1814.05.03

Bishop of Sapë (Albania) (1796.06.27 – 1808.07.08)

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1808.07.08 – 1814.05.03)

Bishop Marco Crescesi
(1791.04.11 – 1808.01.24)

Died:1808.01.24

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1791.04.11 – 1808.01.24)

Bishop Francesco Borzi (later Archbishop)
(1787.04.23 – 1791.04.11)

Died:1823.02.11

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1787.04.23 – 1791.04.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bar (Montenegro) (1791.04.11 – 1823.02.11)

Bishop of Budua (1791.09.27 – 1823.02.11)

Bishop Giorgio Angelo Radovani (later Archbishop)
(1771.07.29 – 1787.04.23)

Died:1790.11.15

Vicar Apostolic of Sofia–Plovdiv (Bulgaria) (1767.04.30 – 1771.07.29)

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1771.07.29 – 1787.04.23)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bar (Montenegro) (1787.04.23 – 1790.11.15)

Bishop of Budua (1787.04.27 – 1790.11.15)

Bishop Paolo Campsi
(1742.05.25 – 1771.04.19)

Died:1771.04.19

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1742.05.25 – 1771.04.19)

Bishop of Lezhë (Albania) (1748.09.16 – 1750)

Bishop Antonio Vladagni
(1729.12.23 – 1740)

Died:1740

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1729.12.23 – 1740)

Bishop Antonio Babbi
(1703.01.15 – 1728.10)

Died:1728.10

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1703.01.15 – 1728.10)

Fr. Peter Karagić, O.F.M. (later Archbishop)
(Apostolic Administrator 1698.08.20 – 1698.09.15)

Bishop Antonio Negri
(1693.12.22 – 1702)

Died:1702

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1693.12.22 – 1702)

Bishop Marino Drago
(Apostolic Administrator 1690.02.11 – 1693.12.22)

Bishop Andrea Galata
(1686.09.16 – 1690?)

Died:1690?

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1686.09.16 – 1690?)

Bishop Domenico Bubić
(1677.11.22 – 1686)

Died:1686

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1677.11.22 – 1686)

Bishop Pjetër Bogdani (Pietro Bogdano) (later Archbishop)
(1656.03.06 – 1677.11.08)

Born:1630
Died:1689.11 († 58)

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1656.03.06 – 1677.11.08)

Apostolic Administrator of Bar (Montenegro) (1659.10.24 – 1671.02.23)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Skopje (North Macedonia) (1677.11.08 – 1689.11)

Bishop Gregorio Frasini, O.F.M.
(1646.09.10 – 1656?)

Died:1656?

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1646.09.10 – 1656?)

Bishop Francesco Cruta
(1640.09.10 – 1645?)

Died:1645?

Bishop of Budua (1634.01.07 – ?)

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1640.09.10 – 1645?)

Bishop Domenico Andreassi, O.F.M.
(1622.03.23 – 1637)

Died:1637

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1622.03.23 – 1637)

Bishop Andrea
(? – 1622?)

Died:1622?

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (? – 1622?)

Bishop Duka Armani
(1590.06.13 – ?)

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1590.06.13 – ?)

Bishop Paolo da Zara, O.P.
(1582.03.05 – 1585)

Died:1585

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1582.03.05 – 1585)

Bishop Teodoro Calompsi
(1575.10.26 – 1578?)

Died:1578?

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1575.10.26 – 1578?)

Bishop Antonio Beccari, O.P.
(1534.09.23 – 1543)

Died:1543

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1534.09.23 – 1543)

Bishop Girolamo Vascheri, O.F.M.
(1522.10.03 – 1524.09.19)

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1522.10.03 – 1524.09.19)

Bishop of Guardialfiera (1524.09.19 – 1533)

Bishop Pedro Cardona, C.R.S.A.
(1518.02.26 – 1522)

Died:1522

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1518.02.26 – 1522)

Bishop Giacomo de Humano, O.E.S.A.
(1511.03.10 – 1517.08.10)

Died:1517.08.10

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1511.03.10 – 1517.08.10)

Bishop Nicolò Lupi
(1492.03.14 – ?)

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1492.03.14 – ?)

Bishop Francesco de Sanctis, O.F.M.
(1471.10.14 – 1491?)

Died:1491?

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1471.10.14 – 1491?)

Bishop Bartolomeo Barbarigo
(1467.02.09 – 1471.10.11)

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1467.02.09 – 1471.10.11)

Apostolic Administrator of Sapë (Albania) (1468 – 1471.10.11)

Bishop of Poreč (Croatia) (1471.10.11 – 1475)

Bishop Taddeo Pascaligo
(1465.03.06 – ?)

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1465.03.06 – ?)

Bishop Emanuele, O.P.
(1451.01.09 – 1459?)

Died:1459?

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1451.01.09 – 1459?)

Bishop Giovanni
(1407.03.19 – 1440?)

Died:1440?

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1407.03.19 – 1440?)

Bishop Progano Printzenago
(1403.08.14 – 1405?)

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1403.08.14 – 1405?)

Bishop Bartolomeo Vanni, O.E.S.A.
(1402 – 1403.08.24)

Bishop of Kotor (Montenegro) (1388 – 1395.02.05)

Bishop of Calvi (Italy) (1395.02.05 – 1402)

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1402 – 1403.08.24)

Bishop of Bovino (Italy) (1403.08.24 – ?)

Bishop Migliorino Manfredi, O.F.M.
(1401.12.14 – 1402?)

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1401.12.14 – 1402?)

Bishop Cristoforo, O.E.S.A.
(1401.06.10 – 1401.12.14)

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1401.06.10 – 1401.12.14)

Bishop of Polignano (1401.12.14 – ?)

Bishop Andruino
(1398? – ?)

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1398? – ?)

Bishop Enrico, O.F.M.
(1390? – ?)

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1390? – ?)

Bishop Francesco
(1388.05.04 – ?)

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1388.05.04 – ?)

Bishop da Saluzzo, O.P.
(1367.04.23 – ?)

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1367.04.23 – ?)

Bishop Martino
(? – 1367?)

Died:1367?

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (? – 1367?)

Bishop Marco
(1346.08.20 – ?)

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1346.08.20 – ?)

Bishop Pietro
(1331? – ?)

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1331? – ?)

Bishop Teodorico
(1322 – ?)

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1322 – ?)

Bishop Miroslav
(1307? – ?)

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1307? – ?)

Bishop Stefano
(? – 1303.11.18)

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (? – 1303.11.18)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Bar (↖), Prizren–Prishtina (→), Sapë (↘)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 4,113 km²

Population: 147,970 Catholics (62.0% of 238,500 total)

Pastoral Centres: 40 parishes

Personnel: 49 priests (17 diocesan, 32 religious), 206 religious (57 brothers, 149 sisters), 3 seminarians

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