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Archdiocese of Vienna to Undergo Radical Parish Reform

posted on October 9, 2012

Christa Pongratz-Lippitt reports for National Catholic Reporter from Vienna, Austria, where that city’s archdiocese will soon undergo massive consolidations, reducing its 660 parishes to 150 over the next 10 years. Pongrantz-Lippitt writes that “the main reason for these measures were the increasing shortage of priests and the steady decline in the number of Catholics.” However, a recent poll shows that 86 percent of Austrians see this consolidation as “problematic.” 

Read at The National Catholic Reporter