George Anthony Frendo

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His Excellency

George Anthony Frendo

Archbishop of Tiranë-Durrës
Primate of Albania
Appointed17 November 2016
Installed3 December 2016
Other postsTitular Bishop of Buthrotum
Ordination7 April 1969
by Emanuele Gerada
Consecration23 September 2006
by Rrok Kola Mirdita
Personal details
Born (1946-04-04) April 4, 1946 (age 73)
Qormi Malta
Coat of armsGeorge Anthony Frendo's coat of arms

George Anthony Frendo O.P. (born 4 April 1946) is a Maltese prelate who serves as the Archbishop of Tiranë-Durrës in Albania.

George Frendo was born in Qormi Malta on April 4, 1946. At the age of 15 he was professed as a member of the order of preachers. In 1963, Frendo started his studies for the priesthood together with Paul Cremona, later the Archbishop of Malta.[1] Both Frendo and Cremona were ordained priests by Emanuele Gerada on April 2, 1969. Frendo served eight years as the parish priest of Gwardamanġa.[2]

In 2006 Pope Benedict XVI appointed Frendo Auxiliary Bishop of Tiranë-Durrës in Albania with the titular see of Buthrotum. He was consecrated on September 23, 2006 by Rrok Kola Mirdita the Archbishop of Tiranë-Durrës and co-consecrated by the Apostolic Nuncio John Bulaitis and Archbishop Joseph Mercieca of Malta.[3]

In November 16 Pope Francis appointed Bishop Frendo as the Archbishop of Tiranë-Durrës in Albania. He was installed on 3 December 2016.[4]

On 20 April 2018, George Frendo obtained Albanian citizenship.[5]


  1. ^ "L-Arċisqof u l-Isqof George Frendo jiċċelebraw 50 sena mill-professjoni reliġjuża". Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Albania Bishop George Frendo in Malta". Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Bishop George Anthony Frendo, O.P." Retrieved 22 February 2014.
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  5. ^ "Dekret për dhënie të shtetësisë shqiptare nr. 10767". Presidenti i Republikës së Shqipërisë (in Albanian). 2018-04-20. Retrieved 2019-07-29.

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