Christ With a Toothache, and the Sad, Sad Vandalism of Viennese Churches

Christ With a Toothache

  News broke this week that over the weekend of March 29-30, a vandal destroyed statues and altars in four prominent Viennese churches. At Lazaristenkirche, nearly all of the statues and side altars were destroyed.  Statues were damaged at the Breitenfeld church in Josefstadt, the Neuottakring church in Ottakring, and the Cathedral of St. Stephen (Stephansdom) in Vienna. Cardinal Christoph Schonborn, archbishop of Vienna, described the destruction as "so far the worst act of vandalism in … [Read more...]