Presidenti i Republikës së Shqipërisë

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President Begaj received the President of “Our Lady of Good Counsel” Foundation, Father Ruggero Valentini, along with the Rector of the Catholic University, Prof. Leonardo Palombi

The President of the Republic, H.E.Mr. Bajram Begaj, received the heads of the “Our Lady of Good Counsel” Foundation, Father Ruggero Valentini, as well as the newly elected Rector of the Catholic University of Tirana “Our Lady of Good Counsel”, Prof. Leonardo Palombi.

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After congratulating both of them, respectively Father Valentini for the re-appointment as the President of the Foundation and Professor Palombi for the appointment as Rector of the Catholic University, President Begaj praised the great role that the “Our Lady of Good Counsel” Foundation has played and given in the field of medicine and the university system, through various projects.

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“The spirit of the originators and supporters of the creation of this Foundation, Pope John Paul II (Wojtyla) and Mother Teresa, has been conveyed in an exemplary manner by its leaders over the years, including the opening of the Catholic University ‘Our Lady of Good Counsel’ in Tirana” – President Begaj said.

Moreover, President Begaj, referring to the religious holidays that this year coincide in the month of April, underlined that, “both Catholic and Orthodox Easter, as well as the Holy Month of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr, are celebrated in Albania under a special spirit of harmony, for which Albanians are determined to protect and promote through generations”.

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Whereas, focusing on the Foundation’s ties with the Holy See and the Community of Sant’Egidio, President Begaj appreciated the excellent relations between Albania and the Vatican City-State, both in the institutional and spiritual aspect, between the Albanian Catholic believers and the Holy See.

Father Valentini and Professor Palombi introduced the Head of State with their future projects, regarding the expansion of the activity of the Foundation and the University, to the benefit of all Albanians, especially to the people and social groups in need.