On April 19th, a conference entitled “The protocol of the popes and the influence on world politics” was held, chaired by H.E. The Most Reverend Bishop Alois Schwarz, Prior of the Order for Austria and in the presence of the Councilors of the Delegation and the Vice Delegate for Austria. H.E. the Bishop concentrated his presentation above all on the life and work of Pope John XXIII, Paul VI and John Paul II. The presentation was followed by a lively debate among the participants and a vin d’honneur.
The Holy Mass for the living and deceased members of the Sacred Militia of the Order was celebrated in the monastery of Saint George last Sunday, at the end of April .
In light of the current humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, the Eisgarn Monastery, under the direction of Prior Vicar Andreas Lango, has welcomed a group of Ukrainian refugees. Since September 2021, the Order has taken care of refugees from Syria, Egypt, Iraq and since March also from Ukraine. The delegation provides bureaucratic support to refugees and organizes German courses, in order to improve the conditions of the most fragile and disadvantaged people.