Albania Opens Communist Secret Service Files To Public

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife images (1)TIRANA, ALBANIA (BosNewsLife)-- Victims of Albania's former Communist regime will finally be able to see who spied on them, after Parliament passed a law opening up communist-era secret police files. The decision came more than two decades after protests ended nearly half a century of dictatorship in what Pope Francis called "a land of martyrs" when devoted Christians and political opponents were being persecuted.

NEWS WATCH: International Community Concerned Over Deadly Violence in Albania

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife TIRANA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The United States and the European Union are among those appealing for calm in Albania, after at least three people were killed and dozens were injured in anti-government protests in the capital Tirana. Albania's Prime Minister Sali Berisha says he will not allow a similar overthrow of his government as in Tunisia, but the opposition has vowed more demonstrations.

NEWS WATCH: Albania Elections Marred By Deadly Violence

Listen to this BosNewsLife News report via Vatican Radio: RealAudioMP3 By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife 1_0_704203 TIRANA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Albania's Prime Minister Sali Berisha and his Socialist rival Edi Rama both claimed victory in parliamentary elections that were overshadowed by violence in which at least one person died.

Albania Hosts Massive Evangelism Festival Of Luis Palau

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife TIRANA, ALBANIA (BosNewsLife)-- Preparations were underway Saturday, September 22, for American preacher Luis Palau's first evangelism festival in Albania, one of the world's least evangelized nations.

NEWS WATCH: Albania Votes Amid Corruption and Fraud Concerns

Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent, BosNewsLife ap-albanian-electorates-casts-their-ballots-in-tirana-eng-210-28jun091TIRANA, ALBANIA (BosNewsLife)-- The people of Albania were going to the polls Sunday, June 28, in parliamentary elections, seen as a key test for the Balkan country's ambition to join the European Union. Albania's incumbent Prime Minister Sali Berisha faces a tough fight in the national elections.

‘2,300 Albanians Converted At Evangelism Festival’

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife TIRANA, ALBANIA (BosNewsLife)-- Over 2,300 people have made public "decisions to follow Jesus Christ" or asked for spiritual help during Albania's largest evangelistic festival in recent history, organizers said Thursday, September 27.

Thousands Attending Beatification Of Albanian Martyrs

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with additional reporting by Vatican Radio's Linda Bordoni in Romealbaniamartyrs SHKODER/VATICAN CITY (BosNewsLife)--Dozens of Catholic martyrs who were killed between 1945 and 1974 by Albania's Communist regime for their devoted faith in Jesus Christ have been "beatified" according to Catholic tradition in the northwestern Albanian city of Shkodër.

‘Thousands’ Accept Christ In Albania At Palau Evangelism Festival

By BosNewsLife News Center TIRANA, ALBANIA (BosNewsLife)-- Tens of thousands have heard the Christian "Good News" in Albania's capital Tirana and "many" made "public decisions for Jesus Christ" at an evangelism festival of American evangelist Luis Palau, organizers said.

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