Vatican sets Nov. 5 Albania's beatification of 38 martyrs

July 13, 2016 8:15 AM

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TIRANA , Albania – The Catholic Church in Albania says that Vatican has set Nov. 5 as the day of beatification of 38 Albanian religious martyrs killed by the former communist regime.

In April, Pope Francis officially recognized as martyrs archbishop Vincens Prenushi and 37 other priests who died in prison or were murdered in 1945-1974 by the late communist dictator Enver Hoxha's regime, said a statement Wednesday.

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