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Jan 14, 2021 - 04:00 am .- Fewer people left the Catholic Church in Austria in 2020 than in the previous year, according to official figures released on Wednesday.
Dec 15, 2020 - 04:21 pm .- A ban on headscarves for elementary school students was discriminatory and unconstitutional because it singled out Muslim girls' headscarves, the Austrian Constitutional Court has ruled.
Dec 14, 2020 - 10:30 am .- An Austrian Catholic archbishop expressed dismay after the country’s top court ruled that assisted suicide should no longer be a criminal offense.
Nov 27, 2020 - 06:00 am .- Cardinal Christoph Schönborn deplored Friday an attack on a rabbi in the Austrian capital, Vienna. 
Nov 19, 2020 - 05:30 am .- The archdiocese of Vienna has reported a rise in the number of men training for the priesthood. 
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. 
Nov 2, 2020 - 02:22 pm .- 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.
Nov 2, 2020 - 02:02 pm .- After a Catholic religious sister was attacked on a bus in Austria, police have arrested a 19-year-old Afghan, according to police in the Austrian state of Styria. The attack came among a spate of anti-Catholic attacks and demonstrations in Austria.
Sep 21, 2020 - 06:00 am .- Pope Francis told children with autism spectrum disorder Monday that everyone is beautiful in God’s eyes. 
Jul 24, 2020 - 08:30 am .- The dignity and rights of trafficking victims requires the international community to do more to prosecute and bring down traffickers, a representative of the Holy See said this week.
Jul 17, 2020 - 08:30 am .- Cardinal Christoph Schönborn has said that he regrets that an increasing number of people are leaving the Church in Austria. 
Jun 22, 2020 - 10:00 am .- The newly elected president of the Austrian bishops’ conference has sought to clarify his role in the publication of a book that suggests how a Church blessing of same-sex couples might be "celebrated" in Catholic churches.
Jun 16, 2020 - 07:00 am .- 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.
May 26, 2020 - 11:02 am .- A book considering how homosexual couples might receive a formal, liturgical blessing of their union in the Catholic Church was written in response to a request for study of the subject from the liturgical committee of the Austrian bishops’ conference, according to the book’s principal author.
Apr 21, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- Public Masses will resume in Austria from May 15, the country’s chancellor has said.
Oct 26, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) this week upheld a conviction against an Austrian woman who called the Islamic prophet Muhammed a “pedophile.”
Mar 5, 2018 - 07:32 am .- On Monday, Pope Francis and Europe's youngest political leader met at the Vatican, where they discussed an array of issues including migration, nuclear disarmament and the need to promote peace and solidarity.

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