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FRENCH media are reporting a woman has died after a gunman has taken hostages at a retirement home for monks in Montpellier, France.
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It's the first time sacred hymns have been heard again in the Aramaic language
"The incense begins to take possession of the church again"
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Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schönborn made the warning on Sunday during the church festival "Holy Name of Mary", which was first introduced 333 years ago in gratitude for the victory over the Ottomans in the Battle of Vienna.
According to the Archdiocese of Vienna, the cardinal said: "Will there be an Islamic conquest of Europe? Many Muslims want that and say: Europe is at the end."
He asked God to have mercy on Europe and to show mercy to its people, which he said "are in danger of forfeiting our Christian heritage".
Schönborn explained that people could already feel this loss, "not only economically, but above all, in human and religious matters".
The cardinal's statement came as many places across Austria commemorated the 333rd anniversary of the Battle of Vienna. During the battle on 11-12th September 1683, combined Christian forces defeated over 100,000 soldiers from the Ottoman Empire.
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Monday, August 29, 2016
Maintal (kath.net/ idea) An Afghan Christian (31) has been attacked in Maintal (near Frankfurt) by four Muslim Afghans. They are to have shouted "Allahu akbar" (Allah is great) and they wanted to kill him. This was announced by a volunteer of the Evangelical Free Church (FeG) Hanau, Benjamin Dauth (Maintal), with the Evangelical News Agency idea. The Afghan - his name is known to idea, however, not mentioned for security reasons - visited the community worship and worked as a volunteer translator in a refugee camp in the city.
The attack occurred on the evening of 17 August. While getting on his bike, the Afghan Christian was outside his apartment, an Afghan tried to prevented him. He is said to have been with three other Afghans who had been hiding earlier whom he called out, that this was the "opportunity." Then, to have punched and kicked him all four while shouting "Allahu akbar."
The victim tried to pull away. Then to one of the Muslims shouted "kill him!" One of the attackers then is to have pulled a knife and tried to attack the Christians.
Converts are in Germany not safe at this moment
At this point several residents had come outside because of the noise. The police arrived a little later, says Dauth, and have got the three attackers' personal details. The fourth had, however, escaped. At the hospital, bruises on the shoulder, forearm and face were found on the Christian. According to Dauth it was the third such attack on Afghan Christians. The situation is particularly difficult for him because he had converts from Islam to Christianity, "Who speaks openly about his faith as a convert to devout Muslims and does not hide his cross, is not safe in Germany.
"The Afghan Christian is still in the asylum procedure and has worked for a temporary employment agency. Three of the four attackers are housed, according to the victim in the refugee shelter in Maintal, in which he himself has worked as a translator. The fourth is allegedly living in Darmstadt.
As Dauth further said, other refugees from the Maintaler housing facility had warned the Afghan Christians of an attack. The Muslim Afghans had talked about it in advance. Police are investigating according details frim Dauth, for grievous bodily harm. idea asked the police on 26 August for an opinion. They want to address the incident "early next week.
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