Archbishop Frendo transferred to an Italian hospital in Puglia

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Archbishop George Frendo O.P. of Tiranë-Durrës in Albania, has been transferred to Puglia in Italy after testing positive for coronavirus. This move was made after he was hospitalized after developing respiratory complications. The transfer happened at the initiative of the authorities in Puglia and Mgr Frendo and another friar, the Cappuchin Fr Bonaventura were transported to Italy on an Italian military flight.

On Thursday, the press office of Tirana’s Curia announced that Archbishop Frendo has been monitored for several days after testing positive for coronavirus.

On Thursday evening following the recommendations of the doctors it was decided that Archbishop Frendo is hospitalized.

“Monsignor George Frendo has been under medical monitoring for several days because he tested positive for Covid-19. On the recommendation of the doctors, tonight, it was decided that Monsignor Frendo will be hospitalized, due to some respiratory complications during the day. We as for your prayers for Monsignor Frendo and we wish him a speedy recovery,” announced the Episcopal Conference of Albania.

People are urged to pray for Archbishop Frendo’s recovery.

Archbishop Frendo was born on 4 April 1946 in Qormi. He was ordained in 1969.

Pope Francis appointed Mgr Frendo as the Archbishop of Tiranë-Durrës on 3 December 2016.