The Pilgrim's Journey

Pope brings hope to Albania

R RLast Updated: September 22nd, 2014Church News, Pope Francis, World News

(CNA/EWTN News by Andrea Gagliarducci).- Pope Francis’ visit to Albania is a “gigantic event” for the religiously diverse country as it seeks a greater role in Europe, one leader at the country’s main Catholic university has said. “Catholics, Orthodox and Muslims are pursuing together the European dream. Pope Francis’ visit will foster this pursuit, and hopefully … Read More

Pope’s Albania pilgrimage to highlight Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

R RLast Updated: July 14th, 2020Church News, Pope Francis

(CNA) Pope Francis’ upcoming Albanian visit will highlight Mother Teresa, honor the martyrs of Albania’s atheistic past, and suggest the country’s potential as a model for religious coexistence. Holy See Press Office director Father Federico Lombardi, S.J. discussed the motives for Pope Francis’ Sept. 21 trip in a press briefing Tuesday. The Albanian-born Blessed Mother … Read More