Event Title

The change of religious status in Albania in 1950.

Presenter Information

Ezmeralda XheraFollow

Session

Psychology

Description

In Albania, there were practiced three religions, the Muslim, Orthodox, and Catholic. Each one of them, because of the influence of foreign invasions in Albania, of course had a foreign orientation. From these three religions, the Catholic church had a very patriotic and cultural past in the Albanian history. The first Catholic church was built in Shkoder in 1857. In 1877 Jesuits founded in Shkoder another influential center for the higher education; The college of Saint Fransisco Saveri. Catholics had a very rich past in their patriotic contribution. The Orthodox institution did not fell behind. In this way, the Voskopoja printing house was founded in 1720, the first in the Balkans. After the declaration of independence many patriot clergy such as Vehi Dibra, started the organisation of Islamic institutions in Albania, in order to be independent from the Califat. Finally, the freedom of religion in Albania was realised administratively in 1923 .At the same time all religious activities were distinguished for the use of national symbols and the spreading of Albanian language.

Keywords:

religion, religious status, Catholic Church

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-550-47-5

Location

UBT Kampus, Lipjan

Start Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

End Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2021.275

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The change of religious status in Albania in 1950.

UBT Kampus, Lipjan

In Albania, there were practiced three religions, the Muslim, Orthodox, and Catholic. Each one of them, because of the influence of foreign invasions in Albania, of course had a foreign orientation. From these three religions, the Catholic church had a very patriotic and cultural past in the Albanian history. The first Catholic church was built in Shkoder in 1857. In 1877 Jesuits founded in Shkoder another influential center for the higher education; The college of Saint Fransisco Saveri. Catholics had a very rich past in their patriotic contribution. The Orthodox institution did not fell behind. In this way, the Voskopoja printing house was founded in 1720, the first in the Balkans. After the declaration of independence many patriot clergy such as Vehi Dibra, started the organisation of Islamic institutions in Albania, in order to be independent from the Califat. Finally, the freedom of religion in Albania was realised administratively in 1923 .At the same time all religious activities were distinguished for the use of national symbols and the spreading of Albanian language.