- Oct 30, 2020
A group of 30 to 50 Turkish youths gathered in a Vienna church earlier this week, kicking furniture but then dispersing after police were called, authorities said Saturday.
Salzburg Archbishop Franz Lackner, 63, is the new president of the Austrian bishops’ conference, succeeding Vienna Cardinal Christoph Schonborn, 75, who held the office for 22 years.
In addition to the well-worn problem of “cafeteria Catholicism,” there’s an equally real phenomenon of “cafeteria secularism” when it comes to perspectives on the Catholic Church.
The Vienna-based FC Mariahilf Women’s soccer club has apologized to the Vatican after a friendly match between the two Saturday was cancelled when several Austrian players lifted their jerseys exposing pro-choice slogans at odds with Catholic teaching on abortion.
Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schonborn of Vienna announced he has prostate cancer, will undergo surgery in May and will be out of public view for several weeks.
The Austrian bishops’ conference is the most recent Catholic institution to say it will divest from fossil fuels.