Roman Catholic Diocese of Rrëshen

Diocese of Rrëshen
Dioecesis Rrësheniensis
Dioqeza e Rrëshenit
Country Albania
Metropolitan Tiranë–Durrës
Area 4,000 km2 (1,500 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
55,200 (22.9%)
Rite Latin Rite
Established 7 December 1996
Cathedral Cathedral of Jesus Saviour of the World
Current leadership
Bishop Cristoforo Palmieri, C.M.
Metropolitan Archbishop Rrok Mirdita

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rrëshen (Latin: Dioecesis Rrësheniensis) is a diocese located in the city of Rrëshen in the Ecclesiastical province of Tiranë–Durrës in Albania.


  • December 25, 1888: Established as Territorial Abbacy of Shën Llezhri i Oroshit
  • December 7, 1996: Promoted as Diocese of Rrëshen[1]


  • Bishops of Rrëshen (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Cristoforo Palmieri, C.M. (since 2005.11.23)
    • Archbishop Angelo Massafra, O.F.M. (1996.12.07 – 1998.03.28)
  • Territorial Abbots of Shën Llezhri i Oroshit (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Francesco Gjini (1930.06.29 – 1946.01.04)
    • Bishop Joseph Gionali (1921.08.28 – 1928.06.13)
    • Abbot Primo Dochi (1888.12.29 – 1919)

See also



  • Giga-Catholic Information
  • Catholic Hierarchy

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