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Albanian artist Saimir Strati stands in front of a mosaic portrait of Mother Teresa, at the Kosovo National Museum (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

Saimir Strati hopes his artwork will highlight the suffering of refugees

Fr Ernest Simoni, soon to be made a cardinal, is embraced by Pope Francis in 2014 (CNS)

The Albanian priest – who was imprisoned and tortured for 28 years – is among 17 new cardinals

The statue was a gift to Brooklyn from the Albanian community (CNS)

A statue of St Teresa of Calcutta has been revealed at a New York church in front of a large crowd

Rita Ora (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

The singer will help celebrate the Blessed’s Albanian heritage in a concert at St Peter’s Basilica

Pope Francis delivers a speech flanked by Albania's President Bujar Nishani in Tirana in 2014 (AP)

November 5 will mark the beatification of 38 Catholic martyrs persecuted under the Albanian communist regime in the latter part of the 20th century

Chair used by Pope Francis during his visit to Albania (CNS)

Pope Francis visited Albania last September

Francis kisses a baby before the general audience (AP)

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The Pope's visit to Albania in 2014 (AP)

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The Pope is driven through Mother Teresa Square, Tirana (AP)

Pontiff says nation stands out in world ‘where an authentic religious spirit is being perverted’