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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Tiranë–Durrës

Albania Albania

Continent: East Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 2,263 km²

Population: 135,400 Catholics (11.2% of 1,204,000 total) (2015)

Suffragan Sees: Rrëshen, Southern Albania

Neighbouring Dioceses: Lezhë (↖), Rrëshen (↑), Prizren (↗), Skopje (→), Southern Albania (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Statistics: 20 parishes, 34 priests (6 diocesan, 28 religious), 141 lay religious (31 brothers, 110 sisters), 1 seminarian (2015)

Address: Arqipeshkvia, Bulevardi Zhan d'Ark, Tiranë, Albania

Phone: (4)2232.082

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

Lezhë (↖), Rrëshen (↑), Prizren (↗), Skopje (→), Southern Albania (↓)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2016.11.17 – ...):Archbishop George Frendo, O.P. (71)Archbishop George Frendo, O.P. (71)

Secretary General of Episcopal Conference of Albania

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Tiranë–Durrës (Roman Rite)

Archbishop George Frendo, O.P. (71)Archbishop George Frendo, O.P. (71)Permalink
(2016.11.17 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Tiranë–Durrës (Albania)
Secretary General of Episcopal Conference of Albania

Born:1946.04.04 (Malta)
Ordained Priest:1969.04.07
Consecrated Bishop:2006.09.23

Titular Bishop of Buthrotum (2006.07.07 – 2016.11.17)

Auxiliary Bishop of Tiranë–Durrës (Albania) (2006.07.07 – 2016.11.17)

Secretary General of Episcopal Conference of Albania (2016.05.05 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Tiranë–Durrës (Albania) (2016.11.17 – ...)

Archbishop Rrok Kola MirditaPermalink
(2005.01.25 – 2015.12.07)

Born:1939.09.28 (Serbia)
Ordained Priest:1965.07.02
Consecrated Bishop:1993.04.25
Died:2015.12.07 († 76)

Archbishop of Durrës–Tiranë (Albania) (1992.12.25 – 2005.01.25)

President of Episcopal Conference of Albania (1997 – 2000)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Tiranë–Durrës (Albania) (2005.01.25 – 2015.12.07)

President of Episcopal Conference of Albania (2006 – 2012.09)

Archbishops of Durrës–Tiranë (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Rrok Kola MirditaPermalink
(1992.12.25 – 2005.01.25)

(see above)

Archbishops of Durrës (Roman Rite)

Bishop Nikollë TroshaniPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1958.04.18 – 1992)

Blessed Archbishop Nikollë Vinçens Prenushi, O.F.M.Permalink
(1940.06.26 – 1949.03.19)

Born:1885.09.04 (Albania)
Ordained Priest:1908.03.19
Consecrated Bishop:1936.03.19
Died:1949.03.19 († 63)

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 of the Albanese (Albania) (1946 – 1949.03.19)

Archbishop Pietro GjuraPermalink
(1929.05.15 – 1939.07.09)

Born:1875.06.27
Died:1939.07.09 († 64)

Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1929.05.15 – 1939.07.09)

Archbishop Francesco Melchiori, O.F.M.Permalink
(1922.05.22 – 1928.10.31)

Born:1862.10.24 (Italy)
Died:1928.10.31 († 66)

Titular Archbishop of Modon (1921.09.28 – 1922.05.22)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1921.09.28 – 1922.05.22)

Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1922.05.22 – 1928.10.31)

Archbishop Primo BianchiPermalink
(1893.07.17 – 1922.06.12)

Born:1852.03.16
Died:1927.08.19 († 75)

Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1893.07.17 – 1922.06.12)

Titular Archbishop of Cassiope (1922.06.12 – 1927.08.19)

Archbishop Raffaele d’Ambrosio, O.F.M.Permalink
(1847.12.17 – 1893.07.14)

Misericors et fidelis

Born:1810.02.01

Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1847.12.17 – 1893.07.14)

Titular Archbishop of Acrida (1893.07.14 – ?)

Archbishop Giorgio Labella, O.F.M.Permalink
(1844.11.26 – 1847.06.04)

Consecrated Bishop:1841.01.10
Died:1860.10.27

Bishop of Sapë (Albania) (1840.10.02 – 1844.11.26)

Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1844.11.26 – 1847.06.04)

Titular Archbishop of Anazarbus (1847.06.04 – 1860.10.27)

Archbishop Nicola BianchiPermalink
(1838.06.26 – 1843.05.17)

Died:1843.05.17

Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1838.06.26 – 1843.05.17)

Archbishop Paul GalataPermalink
(1808 – 1836.08.12)

Died:1836.08.12

Titular Bishop of Tænarum (1803.09.09 – 1808)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1803.09.09 – 1808)

Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1808 – 1836.08.12)

Archbishop Tommaso MariagniPermalink
(1774.06.27 – 1808?)

Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1774.06.27 – 1808?)

Archbishop Nicolò Angelo RadovaniPermalink
(1752.12.18 – 1774?)

Died:1774?

Metropolitan Archbishop of Sofia (Bulgaria) (1743.09.23 – 1752.12.18)

Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1752.12.18 – 1774?)

Archbishop Giovanni GalataPermalink
(1739.01.26 – 1752)

Died:1752

Bishop of Sapë (Albania) (1720.09.30 – 1728.11.15)

Apostolic Administrator of Pult (Albania) (1720.12.23 – 1728.11.15)

Bishop of Lezhë (Albania) (1728.11.15 – 1739.01.26)

Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1739.01.26 – 1752)

Archbishop Pietro ScurraPermalink
(1720.09.30 – 1737)

Died:1737

Bishop of Pult (Albania) (1719.05.15 – 1720.09.30)

Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1720.09.30 – 1737)

Archbishop Pietro ZumiPermalink
(1700.03.30 – 1720)

Died:1720

Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1700.03.30 – 1720)

Bishop Nicola VladagniPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1698.06.27 – 1700.03.30)

Archbishop Gerardo GalataPermalink
(1670.05.19 – 1696?)

Died:1696?

Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1670.05.19 – 1696?)

Archbishop Nicola CarpegnaPermalink
(1657.08.27 – 1670)

Died:1670

Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1657.08.27 – 1670)

Archbishop Marcus Scura, O.F.M.Permalink
(1640.09.10 – 1656.04.27)

Died:1656.04.27

Bishop of Arbano (1635.10.01 – 1640.09.10)

Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1640.09.10 – 1656.04.27)

Archbishop Girolamo GrecoPermalink
(1634 – ?)

Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1634 – ?)

Archbishop Antonio ProvanaPermalink
(1622.07.21 – 1632.01.07)

Died:1640.07.25

Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1622.07.21 – 1632.01.07)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Torino (Italy) (1632.01.07 – 1640.07.25)

Cardinal Decio CarafaPermalink
(1608? – 1613.01.07)

Born:1556 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:
Consecrated Bishop:1606
Created Cardinal:1611.08.17
Died:1626.01.23 († 70)

Titular Archbishop of Damascus (1606.05.17 – 1611.08.17)

Apostolic Nuncio to Spain (1607.05.22 – 1611.08)

Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1608? – 1613.01.07)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Lorenzo in Panisperna (1612.05.07 – 1612.06.18)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Giovanni e Paolo (1612.06.18 – 1626.01.23)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Napoli (Italy) (1613.01.07 – 1626.01.23)

Apostolic Nuncio to Austria-Hungary (1621 – 1626.01.23)

Archbishop Ludovico Bianchi, O.F.M. Conv.Permalink
(1540.04.16 – ?)

Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1540.04.16 – ?)

Archbishop Giorgio StemaguPermalink
(1535.06.21 – 1540?)

Died:1540?

Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1535.06.21 – 1540?)

Archbishop Gabriele Mascioli Foschi, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1511 – 1534.10.25)

Died:1534.10.25

Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1511 – 1534.10.25)

Archbishop Nicola ForesioPermalink
(1505.09.01 – 1510)

Died:1510

Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1505.09.01 – 1510)

Archbishop Francesco QuiriniPermalink
(1499.11.27 – 1505.08.01)

Died:1505.08.01

Bishop of Šibenik (Croatia) (1491 – 1495)

Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1499.11.27 – 1505.08.01)

Archbishop Martino FirmaniPermalink
(1492.02.18 – 1499.08.06)

Died:1499.08.06

Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1492.02.18 – 1499.08.06)

Archbishop Marco CattaneoPermalink
(1474.11.16 – 1487.08)

Died:1487.08

Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1474.11.16 – 1487.08)

Archbishop Nicola Barbuti, O.P.Permalink
(1469.05.05 – ?)

Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1469.05.05 – ?)

Archbishop Paolo AngeloPermalink
(1460.05.19 – ?)

Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1460.05.19 – ?)

Archbishop Stefano Birello, O.S.M.Permalink
(1458.03.09 – 1459)

Died:1459

Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1458.03.09 – 1459)

Archbishop Giacomo da CortinoPermalink
(1457.01.26 – ?)

Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1457.01.26 – ?)

Archbishop Giovanni de MontePermalink
(1429.10.21 – 1441?)

Died:1441?

Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1429.10.21 – 1441?)

Archbishop Nicola di Cosma, O.F.M.Permalink
(1422.07.06 – ?)

Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1422.07.06 – ?)

Archbishop Giovanni di Durazzo, O.P.Permalink
(1412.10.01 – 1422)

Died:1422

Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1412.10.01 – 1422)

Archbishop MinorePermalink
(1403.09.13 – ?)

Bishop of Svač (? – 1403.09.13)

Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1403.09.13 – ?)

Metropolitan Archbishops of Durrës (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Leonardo PiermicheliPermalink
(1399.06.05 – ?)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1399.06.05 – ?)

Archbishop Giovanni PanellaPermalink
(1395.05.15 – 1399.05.16)

Died:1418?

Bishop of Ferentino (Italy) (1392.03.08 – 1395.05.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1395.05.15 – 1399.05.16)

Archbishop-Bishop of Capaccio (Italy) (1399.05.16 – 1405.04.13)

Bishop of Muro Lucano (Italy) (1405.04.13 – 1418?)

Archbishop Stefano da Napoli, O. Carm.Permalink
(1394.06.03 – ?)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1394.06.03 – ?)

Archbishop GiovanniPermalink
(1388.09.28 – ?)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1388.09.28 – ?)

Archbishop DemetrioPermalink
(1363.12.20 – ?)

Bishop of Stephaniacum (? – 1363.12.20)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1363.12.20 – ?)

Archbishop Antonio da Alessandria, O.F.M.Permalink
(1349.05.25 – ?)

Titular Archbishop of Hierapolis (1346.07.31 – 1349.05.25)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1349.05.25 – ?)

Archbishop Angelo, O.F.M.Permalink
(1344 – ?)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1344 – ?)

Archbishop Pietro da Geronsa, O.F.M.Permalink
(1340.03.23 – ?)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1340.03.23 – ?)

Archbishop MatteoPermalink
(1320? – 1334?)

Died:1334?

Metropolitan Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1320? – 1334?)

Archbishop PietroPermalink
(1303? – 1304?)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1303? – 1304?)

Archbishop AntonioPermalink
(1296? – 1301?)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Durrës (Albania) (1296? – 1301?)

Former Prelates


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