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The coat of arms of Austria and Vienna on the Albertine choir roof of St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

Austria’s Catholic Church reports decline in membership, rise in income

Jan 12, 2022

By CNA Staff

A total of 72,055 people formally left the Church in Austria in 2021. Read more


Austria’s Catholic bishops: ‘Temporary’ COVID-19 vaccine mandate permissible as last resort

Dec 7, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Unvaccinated Austrians could face fines of up to $675 every three months. Read more

The high altar of St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, Austria. Credit: Bwag via Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 4.0).

Austria coronavirus lockdown: Catholic bishops tighten guidelines on church celebrations

Nov 23, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The country went into full national lockdown on Monday Read more


Austria’s Catholic bishops: Draft assisted suicide law ‘unacceptable’

Nov 12, 2021

By CNA Staff

The bishops are taking part in a review of the law. Read more

Austria’s Catholic bishops: Provide ‘assistance to live,’ not assistance to suicide

Jun 2, 2021

By CNA Staff

The bishops spoke out after the country’s top court ruled that assisted suicide should no longer be a criminal offense. 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