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On June 15, 2017, Pope Francis appointed Father Giovanni Peragine crsp, missionary and priest at the Saint Nicolas Church of Milot in the Archdiocese of Tirana-Durres (Albania), as Apostolic Administrator of Southern Albania, elevating him at the same time to the dignity of bishop and assigning him the titular see of Phoenice. 
Born in 1965 in Altamura in the Province of Bari (I) and having entered the Barnabite congregation in 1983, Giovanni Peragine came to Milot in 1998; since 2009, he is the President of the Albanian Conference of Major Superiors (KShEL) and since 2012 the President of UCESM: in 2016, he has been re-elected President for another four-year mandate.
We wish to accompagny our President with our prayers for his new task.