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Vatican criticizes lack of prosecutions for human trafficking

Jul 24, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

The dignity and rights of trafficking victims requires the international community to do more to prosecute and bring down traffickers,... Read more

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, the archbishop of Vienna, pictured in 2015.

Cardinal Schönborn laments exodus of Austrian Catholics

Jul 17, 2020

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn has said that he regrets that an increasing number of people are leaving the Church in Austria.   Read more

Archbishop Franz Lackner.

Austrian bishop says he launched study, but not book, on Catholic blessings for same-sex couples

Jun 22, 2020

By JD Flynn

The newly elected president of the Austrian bishops’ conference has sought to clarify his role in the publication of a... Read more

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn speaks at the launch of Amoris Laetitia at the Vatican April 8, 2016.

Cardinal Schönborn welcomes successor after 22 years at helm of bishops’ conference

Jun 16, 2020

Austria’s bishops elected a new president Tuesday, ending Cardinal Christoph Schönborn’s 22-year term at the helm of the country’s bishops’... Read more

Book calling for Catholic blessing of homosexual couples was requested by Austrian bishops' conference

May 26, 2020

A book considering how homosexual couples might receive a formal, liturgical blessing of their union in the Catholic Church was... Read more

Vienna Skyline with St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna, Austria.

Public Masses to resume in Austria May 15

Apr 21, 2020

Public Masses will resume in Austria from May 15, the country’s chancellor has said.  Read more

European Court of Human Rights.

European court upholds conviction of woman accused of insulting Muhammed

Oct 26, 2018

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) this week upheld a conviction against an Austrian woman who called the Islamic... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz March 5, 2018.

Pope, Austrian Chancellor discuss migration, nuclear disarmament

Mar 5, 2018

By Elise Harris

On Monday, Pope Francis and Europe's youngest political leader met at the Vatican, where they discussed an array of issues... Read more