Numerous Austrian dioceses also commemorate the Holodomor on Saturday – as happens annually at the end of November in Ukraine and many other countries. “Let’s pray again and again for peace, let’s not forget the victims of war and terror,” says Archbishop Franz Lackner of Salzburg.
In 1933, the Archbishop of Vienna, Cardinal Theodor Innitzer (1875-1955), was one of the few representatives of the West to support the victims of famine. In gratitude for this, a commemorative plaque was unveiled in November 2019 in Vienna’s Archbishop’s Palace. michael hammerl