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Religion in Austria

About. 78% of the population are members of the Catholic Church, which is divided into two epistles and seven other dioceses. The largest of the evangelical denominations is the Evangelical church of the Augsburg confession in Austria, which has a synodal / bishopric organization and a population support of around 5%. Muslims make up just over 2%. Other minority groups make up around 3% (including 10,000 Jews), and just over 10% are without religious affiliation. All religious communities are regulated by the Law of Corporations (Körperschaft) as in Germany. provides tax benefits.

Religion and Languages of Austria

According to Countryaah, Christianity came to Austria as early as the 300s. The Archdiocese of Salzburg was created in the late 700s, while Vienna gained the Archdiocese of 1469. During the Reformation in the 16th century, Protestant doctrine won at the expense of Catholicism, especially among the nobles and the citizens. However, the Counter-Reformation took over in the 1600s. In the 18th century, the reform policy under Maria Theresa and Joseph II led to restrictions on the power of the church, and after 1780 the church was organized as a national church under state control. The state church system was abolished and religious freedom was introduced in 1848, but in 1870 the church was again linked more firmly to the state. The authoritarian Catholic regime under Engelbert Dollfuss concluded a concordate date with the Pope in 1934. This was renewed in 1957 and continues to exist.

Austria-Hungary gained a large Muslim population in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1878, and the country became a multi-religious state. In 1911, Islam was approved as a separate religious community, and this was the historical and legal basis for the official recognition of Islam in 1979.

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