Category Archives: Albania

The Albanian church of Saint Athanasius was destroyed

August 26, 2015. At around 4 o’clock in the morning, the Orthodox church of St. Athanasius was secretly and insidiously destroyed by construction inspection forces, which arrived from other areas of the country. The purpose was to avoid any conflicts with the residents of Dhermi in Himara. All the sacred utensils were buried under the rubble, as reports Orthodox Autocephalous […]

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Attempt of destruction of an Orthodox church in Albania

August 21, 2015. A very serious act of vandalism took place at the holy church of St. Athanasius in the town of Dhërmi. Unidentified persons driving cars without license plates destroyed the cement floor of the church during lunchtime. The moment was witnessed by the church priest, who is also a resident of Dhërmi. His life was put in danger […]

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The Albanian nationality was accorded to a football coach but not to the Orthodox Archbishop of Albania

March 28, 2015. The president of Albania Mr. Bougiar Nisani accorded the Albanian nationality to a football coach in order to honor him for his work and his service to the Albanian football team De Biazi. Contrary, several last years, Archbishop’s Anastasios (Giannoulatos) petitions for the Albanian nationality have been rejected by different Albanian government’s bodies, as reports

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Illegal Albanian authorities’ actions on the territory of the Orthodox Cathedral in Tirana

March 2, 2015. Violation of freedom of religion in Albania. In Tirana (Albania), the authorities decided to violate the territory of the Orthodox Cathedral destroying the iron railings and uprooting the trees and the plants of the north side of the building, reports Romfea and Himara. This arbitrary intervention took place without any formal and preliminary announcement from the Albanian […]

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Vandalism at an Orthodox site in Albania

January 3, 2015. Unknown persons destroyed a cross in a small Orthodox site in Himara (Albania) reports Romfea. This place is dedicated to the dead persons who lost their life in 1990. Vandals destroyed also the religious monument which was dedicated to Saint Kosmas who passed by this place in 18th century. The monuments were made from strong materials but […]

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