Focus on… Albania

September 22, 2014

The last time I submitted a post  on ALBANIA it had to do with robes and vests, beautifully embroidered examples of works of art.  Today, I will summarize what has been in the news for the last few days… “Albania is an example to be followed,” said Pope Francis, “praising the “peaceful coexistence” of religions in the country, where a Muslim majority lives alongside Catholics and Orthodox Christians…”

Pope in Albania
From Yahoo! “Pope Francis arrives for a meeting with representatives of Albania’s Muslim, Orthodox and Catholic communities, at the Catholic University “Our Lady of Good Counsel” in Tirana, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Pope Francis has called on moderate Muslims and all religious leaders to condemn Islamic extremists who “pervert” religion to justify violence, as he visited Albania and held it up as a model for interfaith harmony. One of the highlights of Francis’ visit was a meeting Sunday with representatives of Albania’s Muslim, Orthodox and Catholic communities, which all suffered persecution under communism but now live and work together peacefully. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino,Pool)”