CNA Staff, Nov 27, 2020 / 06:00 am
Cardinal Christoph Schönborn deplored Friday an attack on a rabbi in the Austrian capital, Vienna.
Writing on his Twitter account Nov. 27, the archbishop of Vienna said: "I am dismayed by yesterday's attack on a rabbi in the middle of Vienna. I assure our fellow Jewish citizens of my complete solidarity. Anti-Semitism must have no place among us. It endangers the peaceful coexistence of us all."
The Associated Press reported that a woman in her 50s confronted the rabbi with a knife on Thursday afternoon. She kicked him in the leg, knocked off his hat, then tore off his skullcap. Before running away, she shouted an anti-Semitic threat.
Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz condemned the attack.