Category Archives: Albania

Communique of the Albanian Orthodox Church concerning the Hate Speech of a newspaper against the Orthodox Archbishop of Albania

March 1, 2016. The Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania published a communique as an answer to the Albanian newspaper “Gazeta Shqiptare”, as the website of the Albanian Orthodox Church reports. “Each new press release of Mr. Nikolla Marku and of the group of people which motivates him, is as much delirious in kind as the previous statements made by him. […]

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Albanian Orthodox Archbishop Anastasius speaks about the continuous persecution of the Albanian Orthodox Church

February 5, 2016. Archbishop Anastasius gave an interview and explained the situation in his Local Church, as the website agionoros reports. Today, the Orthodox Church of Albania is still persecuted by the authorities “which they have not yet returned the shrines, including many monasteries.” According to the archbishop, “it is not a matter of political authorities to determine what is […]

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Defamation of the Albanian Orthodox Church

October 17, 2015. The Albanian Orthodox Church published a press release reacting to the the session of the Albanian parliamentary assembly on 15th October, where it was a discussion about the destruction of the church of St Athanasius in Dhermi (Drymades). The Albanian Orthodox Church was accused that “at least during the last two years she has not given money […]

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Orthodox priest beaten in Albania

September 10, 2015. Fr Christos Pappas, a 77 year-old Orthodox priest in South Albania in the parish of Saint Haralambos (Sarande district) was the victim of an assault and battery. Two men impersonating police officers wearing balaclavas intercepted the priest as he was about to enter his residence. They didn’t steal anything from the house and they left the residence […]

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