Ermal Meta, Dua Lipa, Olen Cezari, Inva Mula, Kledi Kadiu, Genc Tukiçi, Reme Lahaj, Elhaida Dani, Lorik Cana, Eno Peci, Erza Muqolli: a cast of Albanian stars for the concert 'United in music and in memory of Scanderbeg', organized by Albanian Embassy in the Holy See and scheduled tonight at the 'Argentina' theater in Rome at 20: 30.
The event will be inaugurated by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, on the occasion of the closing of the Scanderbeg commemorative year, which will be celebrated on the same day with a meeting with Pope Francis.
Giorgio Castriota Scanderbeg is considered the most important figure in the history of Albania, a symbol of unity and strength of the nation that unites the Albanians without distinction of religion. To celebrate his memory, the 'sons of Albania' will meet in Rome between today and tomorrow.
"Scanderbeg - the Albanian embassy in the Holy See announced - will be commemorated by the Holy See. Pope Francis accepted the request of the Albanian embassy and will commemorate the Albanian national hero at the 17: 00. The ceremony will be held in the Clementina hall at the Apostolic Palace. "
The Albanian representatives
Among the representatives of Albania, there will also be Cardinal Ernest Simoni, the only priest still alive of the persecuted by the communist dictatorship.
The Albanian state authorities who will be present, on the other hand, are the head of the Albanian parliament, Gramoz Ruçi and representatives of the Parliament: the Minister of the Diaspora, Pandeli Majko, the Minister of Education, Lindita Nikolla, and all leaders of the various religious doctrines present in Albania.
The Bishop of the Eparchy of Lungro in Calabria, Monsignor Donato Oliverio - representing the Arbëreshë - and the bishop of the Eparchy of Piana degli Albanesi in Sicily, Monsignor Giorgio Gallaro, will not be missing.
In the 1968, in the 500th anniversary of the death of Gjergj Kastrioti Skanderbeg, the Albanians of the Diaspora were welcomed by Pope Paul VI in the Vatican, while Albania was under the communist dictatorship. Today, for the first time, representatives of the Albanian people - about 200 people - will finally be able to meet the Pope.
On Tuesday 20 November, instead, at 10: 00, the Albanian delegation will be welcomed at the Magistral Palace of the Sovereign Order of Malta, with which Albania has kept the reports from the 1994.
The event program
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