from ONE

Profiles
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From ONE magazine November 2009)
The Orthodox Church of Albania

Italy’s Byzantine Catholics
by Msgr. Eleuterio F. Fortino
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1995)
The Byzantine Catholic Church in Italy – historically a link to the Byzantine Orthodox Church.

Byzantine Catholics in Italy
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1994)
The Italo-Albanian Church in Sicily maintains the island’s Byzantine roots.

Sons of Eagles
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East May 1993)
A reflection on the newly appointed bishops of Albania, and a thumbprint history of this turbulent country.

Images from Albania
text by John Burger
photos by Maria Bastone
(From Catholic Near East September 1993)
The author and photographer accompany John Cardinal O’Connor during his historic trip to Albania.

Albania Revisited
by Thomas McHugh
(From Catholic Near East October 1991)
A volunteer medical program sponsored by CNEWA lends a hand in Albania.

The Long Good Friday of Albanian Christians
by James V. Schall, S.J.
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1986)
Despite a history of persecution, Albania’s Christians survive and worship.

Preserving Albanian Heritage: Byzantine Catholics in Italy
by Daniel Morneau
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1986)
Unlike their brothers and sisters in Albania, Byzantine Catholics in Italy can – and do – celebrate their culture and faith.

Praying Behind Barbed Wire
by Joost van Egmond
(From ONE May 2012)
Serbian Orthodox nuns live out their calling in Kosovo

Albania: Land of Sorrows
by John Sinishta
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1979)
Despite ongoing hardship, Albania and its Catholic spirit persevere.

from News

Albanian Catholic Leaders Call to End ‘Blood Feuds’
Catholic News Service (24 September 2012)
SHKODER, Albania (CNS) — Albanian Catholic leaders warned they would excommunicate anyone involved in the traditional “gjakmarrja,” or blood feud, after complaints of worsening violence.

In Their Homes, Hearts, Albania’s Faithful Defied Atheist Regime
Catholic News Service (2 September 2014)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Walking to a cemetery on All Saints’ Day, watching television past 10 p.m., even slaughtering a kid goat on Easter were once so highly suspect in Albania, they would trigger neighborhood spies to tip off communist authorities.

Church Cracks Down on Catholics Ensnared in Murderous Code of Revenge
Catholic News Service (4 September 2014)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Hidden beneath Albania’s long legacy of interreligious harmony and peace lie the turmoil and bloodshed of an ancient vigilante code that affects thousands of families, many of them Catholic.

Pope, in Albania, Says Killing in God’s Name Is Sacrilege
Catholic News Service (22 September 2014)
TIRANA, Albania (CNS) — Killing in the name of God is sacrilege, and religious leaders must denounce the use of faith to justify violence and oppression, Pope Francis said during a one-day visit to Albania.

Survivors of Albania’s Dictatorship Give Witness, Move Pope to Tears
Catholic News Service (22 September 2014)
TIRANA, Albania (CNS) — Two survivors of Albania’s communist crackdown against the church brought Pope Francis to tears with their stories during a vespers service in Tirana’s cathedral on 21 September.

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Picture of the Day: Shining a Light in Kosovo
Sister Anastasija and Sister Isidora pray in the Gorioc Monastery’s dining room. (photo: Laura Boushnak)

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