First priest in Vienna infected with coronavirus – Vienna

A 54-year-old priest from Vienna has tested positive for Covid-19. He is said to be working at a mission college in Ober St.Veit.

The Archdiocese of Vienna announced on Tuesday the first case of a priest suffering from COVID-19. The 54-year-old is a pastor in Vienna. The diocesan mission college “Redemptoris Mater” in Ober St.Veit, in which the sick person has a function, is under quarantine. Another corona case has now been confirmed there.

The health status of the 54-year-old is, according to the circumstances, good. However, due to a previous illness, he was admitted to hospital for treatment as a precaution.

Vienna seminary not affected

As the Archdiocese of Vienna notes, the Missionary College is not the seminary of the three dioceses of Vienna, St.Pölten and Eisenstadt in Boltzmanngasse in Vienna. Before this, a holy mass is currently broadcast on ORF III every Sunday. “All residents are healthy,” says the church. The archdiocese included those affected in prayer and hoped for a good outcome.

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