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Monsignor Arjan Dodaj starts the pastoral service as Archbishop

Monsignor Arjan Dodaj starts the pastoral service as Archbishop

Today in the Cathedral of St. Paul, in Tirana begins the celebration of the beginning of the pastoral service of Archbishop Monsignor Arjan Dodaj. Present at the ceremony are Prime Minister Edi Rama, accompanied by his wife Linda Rama, Speaker Lulzim Basha and President Ilir Meta, Speaker Lindita Nikolla, Socialist MP Erion Brace and Social Democrat leader Tom Doshi.

Monsignor Arjan Dodaj has been appointed to this important position by the Holy Father Pope Francis after the resignation of Monsignor George Frend Monsignor Gerorge Frendo held the post of Archbishop of Tirana and Durres for 5 years since his appointment on November 17, 2016.

During his speech at the Ceremony, Monsignor Gerorge Frendo said:Finishing my service as Archbishop let me take the opportunity to thank God first, who throughout my life, but also during these years as Archbishop has used me with all my shortcomings and limitations, I apologize to the Monsignor and sisters and brothers, believers whom I may have offended with a word or who have not set good examples as Christians and Bari. The time has come for me to leave this country, not because I am upset, during the 25 years I have served in Albania I have never regretted coming as a missionary to this country. I have always loved Albania and Albanians and I have always found love and respect in this people. I thank the Albanian people who became my people. I leave Albania with a lot of regret,