Blessed Nikollë Prennushi

Blessed Nikollë PrennushiAlso known as

  • Vinçenc



Nikollë entered the Franciscan Friars Minor in 1900, taking the name Vinçenc, and made his profession at Salzburg, Austria on 12 December 1904. He studied theology and philosopher in Innsbruck, Austria, and was ordained a priest in Salzburg on 19 March 1908. He wrote, poetry, books and articles for newspapers and magazines on political and international topics, and collected Albanian folklore. Chosen bishop of Sapë, Albania by Pope Pius XI on 27 February 1936. Chosen archbishop of Durrës, Alabania by Pope Pius XII on 26 June 1940. Arrested by Communist authorities on 19 May 1947 and sentenced to 20 years in prison for the crime of staying loyal to Rome and not turning everything over the national church formed by the Communists. After a show trial, he was sentenced to prison where he was tortured, abused and neglected to death. Martyr.





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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Nikollë Prennushi“. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 September 2021. Web. 9 December 2021. <>