Blessed Ndue Serreqi

Blessed Ndue SerreqiAlso known as

  • Karl



Educated by Franciscan friars, he joined the Order as a young man. Seminarian in Brescia, Italy, he was ordained a priest in June 1936, taking the name Father Karl, and serving parishes in the mountain villages of Albania. He was arrested on 9 October 1946 by Communist authorities who wanted him to tell them details of the confessions of some of the antiCommunist rebels; he was imprisoned and tortured, but refused to break the seal of the Confessional and on 18 January 1947 he was sentenced to death. This was later changed to life imprisonment and he spent the next seven years being abused and neglected to death. Martyr.





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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Ndue Serreqi“. CatholicSaints.Info. 31 August 2021. Web. 23 January 2022. <>