Studied at the Pontifical Seminary of Shkodrë, Albania. Ordained on 19 May 1915 as a priest of the archdiocese of Shkodrë-Pult, Albania. Imprisoned and tortured to death in the anti–Christian persecutions of the Albanian Communist government. Martyr.
- 5 November 2016 by Pope Francis
- beatification celebrated at the Square of the Cathedral of Shën Shtjefnit, Shkodër, Albania, presided by Cardinal Angelo Amato
- “Blessed Jak Bushati“. CatholicSaints.Info. 10 November 2016. Web. 25 March 2017. <>