Aldo & Blerina Rustemi // Albania

CRU Albania

No religion was allowed to exist in Communist Albania from 1967. The ban was lifted in 1990, but no legal provision for religious freedom was made until 1998. Since then, Albania enjoys total religious freedom, cherished by many. The majority of Albanians are very nominal, but some traditional religious groups have had a tendency to resent and oppose the activities of both evangelicals and marginal cults.