Posted by: becketfund | September 4, 2007

Albania: United Methodist Church Now a Legal Entity

United Methodist News Service reports that the United Methodist Church now officially exists in Albania, after the Methodist Bishop for central and southern Europe, Patrick Streiff, signed formal papers in the capital of Tirana on August 20. Albania, a country of 3.8 million, currently has about 150 Methodists. The church has been active in the country since Albania was part of the Ottoman Empire, but missionary work ceased indefinitely when the country became communist after World War II.

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