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Encyclopedia > Roman Catholicism in Austria
Austrian dioceses since 1968
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Austrian dioceses since 1968

The Roman Catholic Church in Austria is the largest Christian denomination of Austria, with 5.6 million people (approximately 73,6%).


The Church's governing body in Austria is the Austrian Conference of Catholic Bishops, made up of the hierarchy of the two archbishops (Wien, Salzburg), the bishops and the abbot of territorial abbey of Wettingen-Mehrerau. Nevertheless each bishop is independent in his own diocese, answerable only to the Pope. The current president of the Conference of Catholic Bishops is Kardinal Christoph Schönborn. A territorial abbey is a type of jurisdiction within the Roman Catholic Church corresponding to a diocese, but headed by the abbot of a monastery that provides central ecclesiastical administratiuon for an area rather than by a bishop. ... Christoph Cardinal Schönborn His Eminence Christoph Cardinal Schönborn OP (who would have been Count Christoph Maria Michael Hugo Damian Peter Adalbert von Schönborn if Austrian law on nobility were not in place), born on January 22, 1945 at Skalken castle west of Leitmeritz, in Bohemia, which is...


Although Austria has no primate the archbishop of Salzburg is titled Primus Germaniae (Primate of Germany). Families 15, See classification A primate (L. prima, first) is any member of the biological order Primates, the group that contains all the species commonly related to the lemurs, monkeys, and apes, with the latter category including humans. ...

Roman Catholicism in Europe
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AllRefer.com - Stephen Bocskay (Austria And Hungary, History, Biography) - Encyclopedia (309 words)
Sigismund having abdicated (1602) in favor of the king of Hungary (Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II), Stephen Bocskay in 1604 led a revolt with Ottoman support against Rudolf's attempt to impose Roman Catholicism on Hungary.
In 1606 he negotiated with Archduke (later Holy Roman Emperor) Matthias a treaty at Vienna legalizing the partition of Hungary among the Hapsburgs (as kings), the sultan, and the prince of Transylvania.
The importance of the treaty, which was soon afterward supplemented by a peace between Austria and Sultan Ahmed, lay in the guarantee of constitutional and religious freedom for Hungary.
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According to a contemporary Mariacher, Walter Mariacher at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, the proper pronunciation is Ma-ri-ach-er.
During her reign over Austria from 1740 until her death, Maria Theresa was highly respected and loved by the common people, and was considered "the most human of the Hapsburgs." Some historians believe she was greater than Catherine the Great or Queen Victoria.
This section of Austria was pared down to its present size by the victors of W.W.I in 1919.
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