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by CNA Staff Vienna, Austria, Oct 22, 2021 / 13:00 pm Eleven people from Afghanistan are among the 27 adults who will soon be baptized as Catholics in Austria’s Vienna archdiocese. Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna formally welcomed the candidates for adult baptism at a ceremony on Oct. 20 at

CNA Staff, Nov 2, 2020 / 02:22 pm MT (CNA).- This story is developing and will continue to be updated. Exchanges of gunfire Monday night between police and unknown assailants in Vienna come after several days of apparently Islamist attacks and demonstrations against Catholics and Catholic churches in Austria. Monday

CNA Staff, Jun 16, 2020 / 07:00 am MT (CNA).- Austria’s bishops elected a new president Tuesday, ending Cardinal Christoph Schönborn’s 22-year term at the helm of the country’s bishops’ conference. In a vote June 16, the bishops chose Archbishop Franz Lackner of Salzburg as their new leader. The 63-year-old

Vienna Skyline with St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna, Austria. Credit: mrgb/shutterstock.
Rome Newsroom, Apr 21, 2020 / 05:00 pm MT (CNA).- Public Masses will resume in Austria on May 15, the country’s chancellor has said. Sebastian Kurz made the announcement at a press conference in Vienna at noon local time April 21. Fr. Peter Schipka, secretary general of the Austrian bishops’