"Forgive those who could have done harm to me. Forgive those who have condemned me to death, and those who will shoot me," were the last words of Qerim Sadiku, before he was executed, on March 4, 1946, in Shkodra, at 5 a.m.
Arrested three months earlier, he endured horrendous torture and was given the death sentence, on February 22, 1946, because of his Catholic faith in Communist Albania.
A member of the laity, he left behind his widow and infant son, Gasper, whom he never met or held, born three months after his execution.
VIVA CRISTO REY! RROFTE KRISHTI MBRET!