Thursday, December 28, 2023

Papal letter marks 60th anniversary of Albanian cardinal’s arrest

Në vigjilje të Krishtlindjeve, Papa Françesku letër

On Christmas Eve, Pope Francis sent a letter to Albanian Cardinal Ernest Simoni to express his closeness on the 60th anniversary of his arrest.

“Thank you for the testimony, thank you for what you did and do for the Church,” Pope Francis wrote to the 95-year-old prelate, who was arrested, tortured, and imprisoned for 18 years under the atheistic Communist regime of Enver Hoxha

“Continue to be a joyful icon of the love of Christ, the Good Shepherd, who sacrificed his life for all.”