Archbishop of Albania

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Archbishop of Tirana, Durrës and all Albania of the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania
Bishopric
orthodox
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Incumbent:
Anastasios of Albania
2 August 1992
Style His Beatitude
Cathedral Resurrection Cathedral, Tirana, Albania
First incumbent Paul the Apostle/Bessarion
Formation 17 September 1922
Website www.orthodoxalbania.org
Styles of
The Archbishop of Tirana, Durrës and all Albania
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Reference style His Beatitude
Spoken style Your Beatitude
Religious style Archbishop
Posthumous style N/A

Archbishop of Tirana, Durrës and All Albania or simply Archbishop of Albania (Albanian: Kryepeshkopi i Tiranës, Durrësit dhe gjithë Shqipërisë) is the primate of the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania.He is also head of the Holy Synod.

The fist Archbishop was Visarion Xhuvani. The current Archbishop is Anastasios of Albania.

List of Archbishop of Albania[edit]

No. Name Term
Unrecognized autocephaly until 1937
1 Bessarion (Xhuvani) 1929-1937
Recognized autocephaly (1937-1967)
2 Christopher (Kisi) 1937-1948
3 Paisius (Vodica) 1948-1966
4 Damian (Kokoneshi) 1966-1973
Vacant during Communist era (1973-1992)
Reinstalled (1992–present)
5 Anastasius (Yannoulatos) 1992–Present

Sources[edit]

  • Orthodox Church of Albania
  • rulers.org (It reports: "© 1995-2005 B. Schemmel. Data from this site may be queried and copied on a not-for-profit basis only if the source is accurately credited. All rights are reserved for profit-seeking purposes.")