Baptisms More Than Double in Austria; Refugees Converting Despite Muslim Threats

Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, who talked about the development, said that it was a “great and moving day for the Church of Vienna.””That they want to follow Christ and live in his fellowship is also a call to us – which we have the happiness and privilege of growing up in faith from childhood, but may have forgotten how precious this is,” he said, according to Die Presse.Breitbart News, which provided a translation of the German-language report, said that converts, largely from Afghanistan and Iran, sometimes have to wait a full year before they can be baptized, due to the growing number of requests.

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