The Holy Father Pope Francis has appointed the Maltese Dominican, Bishop George Frendo as the Metropolitan Archbishop of Tiran-Durrs in Albania. He was the auxiliary of the same Archdiocese.
Born in Qormi (Malta) in 1946, Bishop Frendo made his first profession in the Order in 1963 and was ordained as a priest in 1969. He was first ordained Bishop in 2006.
He has served in Malta and Albania and has authored several books on doctrine and spirituality.
He will be installed as Archbishop on December 3 at St Paul’s Cathedral in Tirana.
Archbishop of Tiran-Durrs: area – 2,263, population – 1,204,000, Catholics – 135,300, priests – 35, religious – 137.

(22 November 2016)