Studied at the Pontifical Seminary in Shkodrë, Albania, and theology at the Propaganda Fide Congregation in Rome, Italy. Ordained on 23 March 1940 as a priest of the archdiocese of Shkodrë-Pult, Albania. Served in several mountain village parishes. Imprisoned, tortured, and dumped into a sewage pit to die during 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 Pjetër Çuni“. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 October 2016. Web. 22 October 2016. <>