venerdì 12 gennaio 2018

Austria
Christian asylum seekers in Austria asked to prove their faith
The Tablet
(Christa Pongratz-Lippitt) Asylum seekers in Austria who have become Lutherans or Calvinists are being asked “absurdly difficult” questions about their faith when examined by the state authorities processing their asylum applications, Karl Schiefermaier, a member of the Protestant High Consistory has said. Converts are being asked increasingly difficult questions about the Trinity or the exact date on which the first woman was ordained a pastor in Austria, questions which 90 per cent of Austrian Protestants would not be able to answer, said Schiefermaier, whose role as Superintendant is equivalent to that of an auxiliary bishop in the Catholic Church. (...)