Austrian Roman Catholic Parishes handedover to Orthodox Churches

22/12/13 Vienna Archdiocese defends giving churches to Orthodox. Catholic News Service Austria's Vienna Archdiocese has defended its gifts of Catholic churches to Orthodox communities, as part of a current reorganization. "Our own church is receding in Vienna, whereas other Christian confessions are on the rise because of immigration," Michael Pruller, the archdiocese spokesman, told Catholic News Service Dec. 19. "Many ...