Blessed Frano Gjini

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Ordained a priest in the diocese of Shkodrë, Albania on 28 June 1908. Vicar-general of the archdiocese of Durrës, Albania in 1918. Parish priest in Durrës, Derven of Fushë Krujë, Kurbin and Perlat of Kthella, Albania at different times. Chosen abbot of the Abbey Nullius of Saint Lelezhdri of Orosh in Mirdita on 29 June 1930. Consecrated titular bishop of Semta on 28 October 1930. Chosen apostolic delegate to Albania on 11 November 1945 after the previous delegate was not permitted back into the country. Chosen bishop of Lezhë, Albania on 4 January 1946. He was arrested by Communist authorities in Shkodrë on 15 November 1946 for continuing to work for the Church, sentenced to death on 8 January 1948 and executed. Martyr.





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  • “Blessed Frano Gjini“. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 January 2021. Web. 18 June 2021. <>