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Few people would suspect that the order of Capuchin monks, famous for their humble imitation of St. Francis, are special guardians entrusted with the duty of caring for Austria's imperial crypt.
Cardinal Christoph Schönborn has called on all of the European Union's bishops to "find a common line" on the mounting crisis in Europe, with thousands of migrants seeking refuge.
Austrian church leaders, reacting to the discovery of dozens of dead refugees on a truck near Vienna, said they hoped it would increase awareness of the plight of migrants.
In the next 10 years, the Vienna archdiocese will go from 660 parishes to 150.