Day 14

Albania, Southeast Europe
Population: 3,029,000
Chief of State: President Bujar Nishani
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Edi Rama
Christians: 26.7%
Evangelical Christians: 0.4%
Dominant Religion: Islam
Persecution Ranking: Not Ranked
Life Expectancy: 77.54 Years
Literacy Rate: 96.8%
Population Below Poverty Line: 14.3%
Refugees Living in Albania: 8,032

Pray for Albania - Facebook Page

More than 19 large protest rallies have been held in the capital city since February this year. People are calling for the resignation of the government over allegations of involvement in corruption and organized crime. The main opposition party has formed a coalition with seven other parties, and has called for a boycott of local elections to be held in June. Pray that this people’s movement will continue to be peaceful. Pray that the Lord will have his way among this nation’s government and leadership (The Bible, Psalm 106:3).

Opposition parties in Albania for an alliance, announce boycott of local elections (European Western Balkans)

Anti-government protests in Albania (EuroNews)

Morocco, North Africa
Population: 33,323,000
Chief of State: King Mohammed VI
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Abdelilah Benikrane
Christians: 0.2%
Evangelical Christians: 0.0%
Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam
Persecution Ranking: 35th
Life Expectancy: 76.71 Years
Literacy Rate: 67.1%
Population Below Poverty Line: 15%
Refugees Living in Morocco: 3,048

Pray4Morocco Facebook page

Pope Francis has joined Morocco's King Mohammed VI in saying Jerusalem should be a "symbol of peaceful coexistence" for Christians, Jews and Muslims. The spiritual leader of the world's 1.3 billion Catholics was invited by King Mohammed VI for the sake of "inter-religious dialogue.” He is expected to celebrate mass at a Rabat stadium with an estimated 10,000 people attending. He is also visiting a church-run social services centre and meeting with Catholic priests and other Christian representatives. In a joint statement on Saturday, the two leaders said Jerusalem was "common patrimony of humanity and especially the followers of the three monotheistic religions.” Pray that the people of Morocco will know the Gospel of Christ. Pray that this will open doors for spiritual awakening (The Bible, Colossians 1:6).

Pope in Morocco: Protect 'multi-religious' Jerusalem