Zef Pllumi died in Rome on the 25 September 2007 (last Tuesday).
He was one of Albania's best known priests of the Catholic church and suffered greatly during the communist era.
Twice he was imprisoned. Once for 3 years and again in 1967 for a further 23 years.
In 2006 he was given the title "Nderi i kombit" from the then President, Alfred Mosiu.