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) were removed from the jurisdiction of the Bishop of Lezhë.
When Albania was still part of the Ottoman Empire, the region was inhabited by Muslims, Orthodox and Catholic Christians. In the early 20th century, Catholics numbered 16,550 being 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 Orosh was born at Bulgëri, 7 February 1846, and studied at the Propaganda College in Rome. The Franciscans had a parish and a hospital at Gomsiqe.
- 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.