THE CURCH AND THE GREEK COMMUNITY CIMITER OF TIRANA OF 1908
The photo made by Albanian legend photograph “Marubi” about the Hellenic Community presence in Tirana In 1908. Actually Tirana is became “metropolis” of Albania with 800 thousand people to about 3.5 million inhabitants of Albania.
Anyway never the Albanian state has not make a counting population process during 17 years of transition to build the democratic institutions and integration to Euro Atlantic alliances.
According to Greek estimates the Greek Community who lives in Tirana (including Hellenic Diaspora) begins from 50 to 70 thousand people.
The Orthodox Church in Albania continues to be autocephalous since 1922 when the Orthodox Patriarchal of Istanbul knows the independence of autocephaly of the Orthodox Church in Albania. In Tirana which live thousand Greeks is prohibited to make the Greek orthodox spiritual rite, even the Archbishop of Albania is Anastas Janullatos, a Greek citizen, who never known the Albanian citizen by Albanian authorities.