17 December 2021 President Meta wishes His Holiness Pope Francis his 85th birthday
Happy 85th birthday Your Holiness, Pope Francis!
This jubilee anniversary finds You as the spiritual leader of Catholic believers around the world, an example of inspiring hope for a world of peace and prosperity where values, love, human dignity and brotherhood between faiths and nations prevail.
You have laid a precious cornerstone in the further enrichment of the heritage of relations between Albanians and the Holy See, through the consecration of Mother Teresa, the martyrdom of 38 Albanian Catholic clergy, the appointment of Don Ernest Troshani as Honorary Cardinal, Your historic visit to Tirana, and many other acts, deeply touching the hearts of the entire Albanian nation.
I express my gratitude once again for Your messages to the Albanian people, for the eagles to return and stay in their nest, where they can live free, with dignity and build a secure European future.
Always keeping alive the emotions and moments of meeting You at the Holy See, I assure You that I will continue to convey Your messages without ceasing with all my strength, for the sake of the excellent coexistence between faiths, of the progress and prosperity of the Albanian people.
Happy Birthday Holy Father!