CNA Staff, Nov 3, 2020 / 05:00 am
Austria's Catholic bishops have appealed for prayers for the victims of Monday night's terror attack in Vienna.
Cardinal Christoph Schönborn said Nov. 2 that he was "deeply saddened" after gunmen opened fire at six different locations in the Austrian capital, killing at least four people and injuring 17 others.
"Whatever the background to the attack today, it must be clear that nothing can justify blind violence," the archbishop of Vienna told the Austrian Catholic news agency Kathpress.
Schönborn said that the attack, which began outside Vienna's Stadttempel, reminded him of a 1981 attack on the synagogue which killed two people and wounded 30 others.