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His Eminence Christoph Schönborn OP
Cardinal, Archbishop of Vienna
Cardinal Schönborn in 2012
Archdiocese Vienna
See Vienna
Appointed 13 April 1995 (Coadjutor)
Enthroned 14 September 1995
Predecessor Hans Hermann Groër
Other posts
  • Cardinal-Priest of Gesù Divin Lavoratore
  • Ordinary for the Austrian Ordinariate for the Faithful of Eastern Rites
Ordination 27 December 1970
Consecration 29 September 1991
by Hans Hermann Groër OSB
Created Cardinal 21 February 1998
Rank Cardinal-Priest
Personal details
Born 22 January 1945 (1945-01-22) (age 76)
Skalka Castle, Reichsgau Sudetenland, Germany
(now Czech Republic)
Nationality Austrian
Denomination Roman Catholic Church
Parents Hugo-Damian, Graf von Schönborn, & Baroness Eleonore von Doblhoff
Previous post
  • Coadjutor Archbishop Of Vienna (1995)
  • Auxiliary Bishop Of Vienna (1991–1995)
  • Titular Bishop of Sutrium (1991–1995)
Motto Vos autem dixi amicos (I have called you friends)
John 15:15
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Reference style His Eminence
Spoken style Your Eminence
Informal style Cardinal
See Vienna

Christoph Maria Michael Hugo Damian Peter Adalbert Graf von Schönborn, O.P. ( born 22 January 1945), is a Bohemian-born Austrian Dominican friar and theologian, who is a cardinal of the Catholic Church. He serves as the Archbishop of Vienna and was the Chairman of the Austrian Bishops' Conference from 1998–2020. He was elevated to the cardinalate in 1998. He is also Grand Chaplain of the Order of the Golden Fleece (Austrian branch), of which he has been a member since 1961. He is a member of the formerly sovereign princely House of Schönborn, several members of which held high offices of the Holy Roman Empire and the Catholic Church as prince-bishops, prince-electors and cardinals.

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