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Large Numbers of Austrian Faithful Differ With Hierarchy Over Strict Vaccine Mandate

Jan HetfleischSomeone carries a sign with the image of the Blessed Virgin Mary at a rally of people protesting against coronavirus-related restrictions and a coming vaccination mandate on Jan. 9 in Innsbruck, Austria.

Visible divide comes to the fore after Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna dismisses deacon over his public opposition to compulsory vaccination.