Tirana

Type: City
Name: Tirana
Country: Albania
Latitude: 41.330002
Longitude: 19.82
population: 374,801
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 4 reports

Pope Praises Albanian Model of Coexistence

CAIRO – In his first trip as pope to a European country, Pope Francis has spoken out against those who use religion as a pretext of their violence, praising Albania as an example of good relations between the country’s Muslim majority and Christian m ... [Published IslamOnline NET - 5 hours ago]
Entities: Albania, Religion, Tirana
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

Pope Francis to address the Council of Europe in November (Video)

During his return flight from Tirana, Albania, Pope Francis told journalists that his next visit in Europe will be on November 25th Rome, September 22, 2014 ( Rome Reports ) Staff | 67 hitsTo view the video click here .(September 22, 2014) © Innovative ... [Published Zenit - 7 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

Albanian Christians And Muslims Hail Pope’s Visit

ByBy Altin RaxhimiHundreds of thousands of Albanians took to the streets on Sunday to welcome Pope Francis, who found an enthusiastic audience for his message of inter-faith harmonyPope Francis I’s first European visit, to a predominantly Muslim country ... [Published Eurasia Review - 7 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 7 reports

He described acts of violence

in the name of God as “inhuman” and “sacrilege”. Pope Francis has condemned religiously motivated violence during a visit to Albania sharp. In view he had while Islamist terror groups.Pope Francis is gone during his visit to Albania with Islamist terrorists ... [Published National Turk - 10 hours ago]
First reported Sep 21 2014 - Updated 17 hours ago - 13 reports

Latin American Herald Tribune - Pope Francis Calls for Religious Tolerance in the World on Trip to Albania

TIRANA Pope Francis on Sunday selected Albania, one of Europes poorest countries and one where believers suffered cruel persecution during the communist era, as the site from where to send a message condemning all terrorism committed in the name of religion ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 18 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

9/22/2014: World: photo of the day

Pope Francis waves as he arrives to address a mass in central Tirana on Sunday. The pontiff travels to Albania for a packed one-day visit that will highlight the country as a model of inter-religious harmony, amid turmoil in the Middle East and risin ... [Published Hindustan Times - 23 hours ago]
First reported Sep 21 2014 - Updated Sep 21 2014 - 15 reports

Don't use God as 'armor' for waging violence, pope says in Albania

TIRANA, Albania (CNS) -- In a world "where an authentic religious spirit is being perverted and where religious differences are being distorted and exploited," Albania is an "aspiring example" to everyone that peaceful coexistence is possible, Pope Francis ... [Published Catholic News - Sep 21 2014]
First reported Sep 21 2014 - Updated Sep 21 2014 - 3 reports

Pope Francis Meets With Children of the 'Betania' Center in Albania

Says that "the secret to a good life is found in loving and giving oneself for loves sake" Tirana, September 21, 2014 ( Zenit.org ) | 0 hitsAfter praying Vespers at the Cathedral of Tirana, Pope Francis made his way to the 'Betania' Center, located ... [Published Zenit - Sep 21 2014]
First reported Sep 21 2014 - Updated Sep 21 2014 - 1 reports

Pope celebrates Vespers with priests and religious in Tirana

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis told Albania’s priests, religious and lay movements that despite their many difficulties, they must have the courage to go out and serve those most in need. Speaking at Vespers in Tirana’s Catholic cathedral, the Pope recalled ... [Published News.va - Sep 21 2014]
Entities: Religion, Tirana, Albania
First reported Sep 21 2014 - Updated Sep 21 2014 - 18 reports

'To Kill in the Name of God is a Great Sacrilege! To Discriminate in the name of God is Inhuman'

In Tirana, Pope Francis stresses that religious freedom is "a safeguard against all forms of totalitarianism and contributes decisively to human fraternity" Rome, September 21, 2014 ( Zenit.org ) Antonio Gaspari | 0 hits"Authentic religion is a source ... [Published Zenit - Sep 21 2014]
First reported Sep 21 2014 - Updated Sep 21 2014 - 1 reports

Miscellaneous news

I have created this new topic to put little titbits of information that would not justify opening a whole detailed topic per se .Examples : famous people travelling by air (with pictures), creation of a new airline in a remote country, bankruptcy and ... [Published Luchtzak Aviation - Sep 21 2014]
First reported Sep 21 2014 - Updated Sep 21 2014 - 11 reports

Pope honours achievements and sufferings of Albanians

Pope Francis has explained in Tirana why he chose Albania for the first European visit of his pontificate.In a homily in Tirana’s central Mother Teresa square, the pope paid homage both to the past sufferings and to the present achievements of multi-ethnic ... [Published Irish Times - Sep 21 2014]

Quotes

Thanks to a number of priests who also worked clandestinely, "I had the good fortune of having the Blessed Sacrament" which she kept hidden in bed sheets to secretly administer to people who were ill or dying
"To kill in the name of God is a grave sacrilege. To discriminate in the name of God is inhuman" he added
...In a world "where an authentic religious spirit is being perverted and where religious differences are being distorted and exploited" Albania is an "aspiring example" to everyone that peaceful coexistence is possible, Pope Francis told Albania President Bujar Nishani and other dignitaries...
...with Muslim, Christian and Catholic leaders and representatives, Pope Francis said "authentic religion is a source of peace, not violence" and any "distorted use of religion must be firmly refuted as false."

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By: Jessenia Feiler [Published Manila Bulletin - 3 hours ago]
Survivors of Albania's dictatorship give witnes... [Published Catholic Courier - 4 hours ago]
Pope Praises Albanian Model of Coexistence [Published IslamOnline NET - 5 hours ago]
Pope Francis to address the Council of Europe i... [Published Zenit - 7 hours ago]
Survivors of Albania's dictatorship give witnes... [Published Boston Pilot - 7 hours ago]
Albanian Christians And Muslims Hail Pope’s Visit [Published Eurasia Review - 7 hours ago]
Pope, in Albania, says killing in God's name is... [Published Catholic News - 8 hours ago]
Survivors of Albania's dictatorship give witnes... [Published Catholic News - 8 hours ago]
Pope, in Albania, says killing in God's name is... [Published Catholic Courier - 8 hours ago]
A delayed desire: Albanian priest waited decade... [Published EWTN News - 10 hours ago]
He described acts of violence [Published National Turk - 10 hours ago]
With tears in his eyes [Published News.va - 11 hours ago]
Pope gives flowers received in Albania to Bless... [Published Catholic World Report - 11 hours ago]
Pope prays at Saint Mary Major after Albania trip [Published News.va - 12 hours ago]
Pope Francis condemns extremists for 'pervertin... [Published Business Standard India - 14 hours ago]
Pope Francis condemns extremists for ‘pervertin... [Published TruthDive - 14 hours ago]
Pope Francis hails Albania as model of religiou... [Published Telegraph - 15 hours ago]
Catholic-Muslim spouses say Pope Francis is for... [Published EWTN News - 16 hours ago]
POPE IN ALBANIA: Pope Francis denounces religio... [Published Catholic Online - 17 hours ago]
Pope Francis, on trip to mainly Muslim Albania,... [Published FaithWorld - 17 hours ago]
Latin American Herald Tribune - Pope Francis Ca... [Published DailyMe.Com - 18 hours ago]
Pope to jihadists: Religion cannot justify vio... [Published The Freepress Journal - 18 hours ago]
Muslims and Christians throng Albania streets t... [Published MySarawak - 19 hours ago]
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O’Malley calls for love in face of threat from ... [Published Boston Herald - 20 hours ago]
Don't use God as 'armor' for waging violence, p... [Published Boston Pilot - 21 hours ago]
Papal visit fosters Albanians' hopes [Published Catholic World Report - 22 hours ago]
Pope says religion can’t justify violence [Published The Kuala Lumpur Post - 22 hours ago]
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Pope Francis, on trip to mainly Muslim Albania,... [Published FaithWorld - 17 hours ago]
By Phumza Macanda (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, September 21, 2014. The pope is on a one-day pastoral ...
Pope Francis calls on Muslims to condemn extrem... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Sep 21 2014]
Pope Francis called Sunday for Muslims and all religious leaders to condemn Islamic extremists who “pervert” religion to justify violence, as he visited Albania and held up the Balkan nation as a model for interfaith harmony for the rest of the world. ...
Pope Francis Underscores Religious Freedom in A... [Published Breitbart Feed - Sep 21 2014]
In today’s whirlwind visit to Albania, Pope Francis emphasized religious liberty on several occasions, making it one of the key themes of his trip. In his opening address this morning before the Albanian President and other civil and government ...
In Albania, Pope Francis to celebrate religious... [Published FaithWorld - Sep 18 2014]
By Benet Koleka (St Paul’s Cathedral in Tirana, 26 July 2009/Gertjan R.) Father Gjergj Meta’s grandfather managed to save the gold chalice and communion plate from his village church when it was razed like many others in Albania during the dictatorship ...
Pope Francis in Tirana, Farewell Ceremony [Published The Vatican - YouTube Channel - Sep 18 2014]
<a style="font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;font-decoration: none;" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaN09C_1DzE&feature=youtube_gdata"&gt;Pope Francis in Tirana, Farewell Ceremony Farewell Ceremony at the Mother Teresa International Airport ...
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