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In 1967 Albania, following China’s example, embarked on its own ‘Cultural Revolution’. The communist dictator, Enver Hoxha, outlawed all religions and declared Albania; “The world’s first atheist state”. Dozens of priests were killed and many others imprisoned. The northern Highlanders, staunch conservative Catholics who had for centuries withstood forced conversion to Orthodox Christianity and Islam, were no longer capable of defending their faith. A Polish Franciscan monk in Rrapsh village‚Äôs makeshift church confesses a youth.