Territorial Abbey of Orosh
By papal decree of 25 October 1888, this abbey with its two affiliated parishes, together with five other parishes in the Diocese of Lezhë (Alessio, Lješ) were removed from the jurisdiction of the Bishop of Lezhë.
When Albania was still part of the Ottoman Balkanic dominions in Europe, the region was inhabited by Muslims, Greek Orthodox and Catholics. In the early 20th century the Catholics numbered 16,550 and are under the care of secular and regular clergy. The abbot was chosen from among the secular clergy. The abbot, Mgr. Primus Docchi, who resided at Oroshi was born at Bulgri, 7 February 1846, and studied at the Propaganda College in Rome. The Franciscans had a parish and a hospital at Gomsice.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Abbey of Miridite". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton.