Qerim Sadika: Member of The Laity Shot In Communist Albania For His Catholicity Left A Widow, and Little Children

From the Collection   ‘Socialism Kills’   By Theresa Marie Moreau

“Forgive those who have done harm to me.  Forgive those who have condemned me to death, and, those who will shoot me”  were the last words of Qerim Sadika, before he was executed at 5 AM.

He had been arrested three months earlier, he had endured horrendous torture, and was given the death sentence on February 22, 1946, because of his Catholic faith, in Communist Albania.

A member of the laity, he left  behind his widow and infant son, Gasper, whom he had never met or held, born three months after his execution.