Services in St. Stephan’s Cathedral Interrupted by Protest

Country: Austria

Date of incident: December 8, 2014

When Cardinal Schönborn was about to read the gospel in the liturgy of festivity of December 8th in St. Stephan’s cathedral, a performance artist stepped in front of the altar for a minute of silence dressed in read. Afterwards he marched out of the church together with about 20 activists to hand out leaflets picturing a nacked nun eating icecream to protest celibacy. Police investigate on grounds of a violation of freedom of religious practice.

Performance „artist“ "donhofer." called this protest "un gelato per il celebato" (ice cream for celibacy). Cardinal Schönborn said that he would pray for the group. Sources: