“Long live Jesus Christ!” repeated Father Mark Gjani, when his torturers repeatedly ordered him to curse Christ.
Because of his priestly activities he had been arrested and tortured, hung from the rafters, by the Albanian government, headed by the Communist Party with its theophobic Socialist ideology of death and destruction.
After Father Mark Gjani died from the terrible tortures, his body was thrown to wild dogs, In Saint Paul, Mirdita, 1947. When only bones remained, those were thrown into the nearby canal.
VIVA CRISTO REY! RROFTE KRISHTI MBRET!
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THERESA MARIE MOREAU is an award-winning reporter who covers Catholicism and Communism.