Bishop Locked into Parish Hall in Grosswarasdorf

Country: Austria

Date of incident: September 30, 2014

Ägidius Zsifkovics, Austrian bishop of the diocese of Eisenstadt was locked into the parish hall of Grosswarasdorf by yet unidentified perpetrators.

Police had to be called to release the bishops and a group of priests who had attended a funeral reception. Police are investigating for unlawful coercion and say they are close to identifying the perpetrators. The spokesman of the bishop, Mr. Orieschnig, said that this was not the first time that the bishop was subject of a hate incident of coercion.