Dodë Gjergji

Dodë Gjergji (born 16 January 1963) is an Albanian Kosovar prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. Since 2006, he serves as Apostolic Administrator of the Roman Catholic Apostolic Administration of Prizren. In 2018, when the apostolic administration was elevated to the status of diocese, he became the first diocesan bishop.

His Excellency

Dodë Gjergji
Bishop of Prizren
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ChurchRoman Catholic
DioceseDiocese of Prizren
Appointed12 December 2006
PredecessorMarko Sopi
Orders
Ordination15 August 1989
Consecration5 January 2006
by John Bulaitis
Personal details
Born (1963-01-16) January 16, 1963 (age 58)
Stubla near Đakovica, SFR Yugoslavia
NationalityAlbanian
Previous postApostolic Administrator of Sapë (2000-2005)
Bishop of Sapë (2005-2006)

Dodë Gjergji was born on in village Stubla near Đakovica, SFR Yugoslavia.[a] From 2000 to 2005 he was the Apostolic Administrator of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sapë in Albania. He was appointed Bishop of Sape on November 23, 2005 and consecrated on January 5, 2006. On December 12, 2006 he was appointed Apostolic Administrator of the Roman Catholic Apostolic Administration of Prizren.[1]

In 5 September 2018, Pope Francis elevated the apostolic administration as a new diocese, and appointed Dode Gjergji as its first diocesan bishop.

NotesEdit

a. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008. Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the 2013 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo is currently recognized as an independent state by 98 out of the 193 United Nations member states. In total, 113 UN member states recognized Kosovo at some point, of which 15 later withdrew their recognition.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bishop Dodë Gjergji". Retrieved 7 August 2010.

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