Catholic Church


Republic of Albania (Albania)


Also known as: Albanien (Deutsch), Albania (español, Italiano, polski), l'Albanie (français), Albânia (Português), Shqipëria (Shqip), 阿爾巴尼亞 (正體中文), アルバニア (日本語)

Continent: East Europe

Capital: Tirana

Area: 27,398 km²

Population: 3,047,987

Religions: Muslim 56.7%, Roman Catholic 10%, Orthodox 6.8%, atheist 2.5%, Bektashi (a Sufi order) 2.1%, other 5.7%, unspecified 16.2%

Languages: Albanian 98.8% (official - derived from Tosk dialect), Greek 0.5%, other 0.6% (including Macedonian, Romani, Vlach, Turkish, Italian, and Serbo-Croatian), unspecified 0.1%

Ethnic Groups: Albanian 82.6%, Greek 0.9%, other 1% (including Vlach, Romani, Macedonian, Montenegrin, and Egyptian), unspecified 15.5%

Motto: Feja e Shqiptarit është Shqiptaria (Albanian) (The Faith of the Albanians is Albanism); Ti, Shqipëri, më jep nder, më jep emrin Shqiptar (Albanian) (You Albania give me honor, you give me the name Albanian)

Neighbouring Countries: Italy Italy, ↖ Montenegro Montenegro, ↗ Kosovo Kosovo, → Macedonia Macedonia, ↘ Greece Greece

Circumscriptions (6): Metr. Archdioceses (2), Dioceses (3), Apostolic Administrations (1)

Roman Rite (5): Lezhë, Rrëshen, Sapë, Shkodrë–Pult, Tiranë–Durrës

Albanese Church (1): Southern Albania

by Type | by Name | by Ecclesiastical Province
Changes in Circumscriptions | Former Circumscriptions

CardinalsCardinals (0 electors/1 total): Cardinal Ernest Simoni (90)Simoni (90) | All Cardinals

BishopsBishops: by Age | by Name | by Precedence | Jubilarians | Recent Events

Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (11), National Shrines National Shrines (1), World Heritage Churches World Heritage Churches (1)

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations

Papal Visits

Apostolic Nunciature: Albania Archbishop Charles John Brown (59)

Conference of Bishops: Konferenca Ipeshkvnore e Shquipërisë Archbishop George Frendo, O.P. (72)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Commissio Episcopatuum Communitatis Europææ (COM.E.C.E.) Link Archbishop Jean-Claude Hollerich, S.J. (60)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Consilium Conferentiarum Episcopalium Europæ (C.C.E.E.) Link Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco (76)

as of 2019.02.15

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