St Paul's Cathedral (Tirana)

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Saint Paul's Cathedral
Katedralja e Shën Palit
Basic information
Location Tiranë, Albania
Affiliation Roman Catholic
District Archdiocese of Tiranë-Durrës
Country Albania
Year consecrated 2002
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Cathedral
Status Active
Architectural description
Groundbreaking 1993
Completed 2002

St Paul's Cathedral is a cathedral in Tirana, Albania. It belongs to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tiranë-Durrës. The stained glass window to the left of the front door features Pope John Paul II and Mother Teresa.[1] Also a statue of Mother Teresa can be found at the entrance of the cathedral. It is a modern-looking building, and does not resemble a traditional church.


When Pope John Paull II visited Albania in 1993, he laid the cornerstone for the church. It was inaugurated on 26 January 2002.[2]

The cathedral is built using a combined triangle and circle shape, representing the Trinity and God’s Eternity respectively, and features a relatively plain interior. At the back is a baptismal font with a Pascal candle. A statue of the apostle Paul is set on the top of the building.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Masters, Tom (2007). Lonely Planet Eastern Europe (9 ed.). Lonely Planet. p. 54. ISBN 1-74104-476-6. 
  2. ^ Elsie, Robert (2010-03-19). Historical Dictionary of Albania. Scarecrow Press. pp. 76–. ISBN 9780810873803. Retrieved 4 February 2016. 
  3. ^

Coordinates: 41°19′29″N 19°49′17″E / 41.32472°N 19.82139°E / 41.32472; 19.82139