Albanien: Archbishop Anastasios of Albania discharged from hospital

According to an announcement from Evangelismos Hospital in Athens, His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Albania is being discharged and sent home today, after 12 days of hospitalization. The Archbishop will remain in quarantine at home following his discharge, reports Romfea. His Beatitude, 91, was hospitalized on November 11 after testing positive for COVID-19. After his first day in the ICU, he issued a hopeful statement, saying: “Throughout our lives we refer to the God of surprises but...

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Albanien: Erzbischof Anastasios erhält Klaus Hemmerle-Preis

Für sein Engagement für Frieden und Verständigung ist Erzbischof Anastasios (Yannoulatos) von Albanien mit dem Klaus Hemmerle-Preis ausgezeichnet worden. In seiner Dankesrede bei der Verleihung des Preises am 14. Februar im Dom von Aachen plädierte er für eine „friedvolle Koexistenz in einer multi-religiösen Welt“. Der Bischof von Aachen, Dr. Helmut Dieser, lobte Anastasios als einen „Wegbereiter des Glaubens und der Ökumene“.

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Albanien: Lutherisch-orthodoxes Dialogtreffen

Das Vorbereitungskomitee für die 18. Vollversammlung der Internationalen Gemeinsamen Kommission zum theologischen Dialog zwischen dem Lutherischen Weltbund und der Orthodoxen Kirche hat sich zu seiner ersten Sitzung getroffen. Vom 24. September bis zum 1. Oktober 2019 tagte das Komitee in Tirana, wo es von der Albanischen Orthodoxen Kirche beherbergt wurde. Geleitet wurde das Treffen von Metropolit Gennadios (Limouris) von Sassima vom Ökumenischen Patriarchat und Bischof Johann Schneider von...

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Albanien: Archbishop Anastasios tests positive for COVID

His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Albania has tested positive for the coronavirus and is being transported to Athens for treatment. The Archbishop underwent relevant testing at a medical center in Tirana, and although his symptoms are mild, the doctors advised him to seek treatment in a specialized clinic in Greece, given his advanced age and chronic health problems, reports Romfea. The Archbishop is 91. He underwent an emergency angioplasty in late June.

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Albanien: Church has restored 63 churches since 1991

Despite the financial crisis, the Albanian Orthodox Church spares no expense in restoring its churches that have been in ruins since the persecution of the faith under the communist government last century. According to a report from the Albanian Church, 63 churches and monasteries were fully restored between 1991 and 2019, in addition to the dozens of new churches that were constructed, not always under easy conditions, and at a price tag of $10.8 million (10 million euros), according to a...

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Albanien: Archbishop honorary president of Religions for Peace International

The worldwide religious community recognizes the role of the Archbishop Anastasios of the Albanian Orthodox Church in guaranteeing international peace, Romfea News reports. Archbishop Anastasios is a pioneer in the peaceful coexistence of religious communities in Albania, thereby contributing to social cohesion. He was recently re-elected honorary president of the Religions for Peace International, which held its 10th Assembly, at Lindau, Germany.

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Albanien: Nationalists call for immediate deportation of Archbishop Anastasios

In a text sent to the Albanian authorities, the nationalist group Children of Labëria calls for the removal of all Greek monuments, including the graves of Greek soldiers, busts, and memorial columns in Albania. Moreover, the group has set its sights on His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Albania, who is ethnically Greek, calling for his immediate deportation, reports tachydromos.org. Labëria is an historic region in southwestern Albania, bordering on Greece. The people there are culturally...

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Albanien: Kirchen aktiv in der Erdbeben-Nothilfe

Nach dem schweren Erdbeben vom 26. November in Albanien leisten lokale Kirchen und Religionsgemeinschaften den Betroffenen Hilfe. So versucht die Caritas Albanien mit Unterstützung der italienischen Caritas materielle Hilfe für die Betroffenen bereitzustellen und eine erste Schätzung der Schäden in der betroffenen Region durchzuführen. Laut Antonio Leuci, dem Direktor der albanischen Caritas, sind besonders die Städte Durrës und Thumane betroffen, aber auch in einer ganzen Reihe kleinerer...

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Albanien: Arch. Anastasios celebrates his 27th enthronement anniversary

His Beatitude Anastasios Archbishop of Tirana, Durres and All Albania, the current primate of the Albanian Orthodox Church, celebrates Friday his 27th enthronement anniversary. His Beatitude Anastasios Archbishop of Tirana, Durres and All Albania, was born on November 4, 1929, in Piraeus, Greece. Archbishop Anastasios (Yannoulatos) Professor of History of Religions (1972-92) and Dean of the Theological Faculty of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (1983-86). B.D. and Th.D. (with...

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