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Schonborn, Christoph (Christoph Schoenborn)

Born: 1945 AD
Currently alive, at 70 years of age.

Nationality: Austrian
Categories: Bishops


1945 - Born at Skalken castle, west of Leitmeritz, Bohemia on the 22nd of January.

1945 - In September, his family was forced to flee from Bohemia.

1963 - Schönborn entered the Order of Preachers, and took his Matura exam.

1970-1971 - He was ordained to the priesthood by Franz Cardinal König on the 27th of December in Vienna. Fr. Schönborn obained a Licentiate of Sacred Theology.

1975 - He was professor of dogmatics at Freiburg im Üechtland.

1980 - He became a member of the International Theological Commission of the Holy See.

1987 - He became editorial secretary for the World Catechism.

1991 - He was chosen to become an Auxiliary Bishop of Vienna.

1995 - He became a coadjutor of the Archbishop of Vienna on the 11th of April and Archbishop of Vienna on the 14th September.

1998 - He was created Cardinal Priest of Gesù Divin Lavoratore by Pope John Paul II in the consistory on the 21st of February.

2005 - Schönborn was one of the cardinal electors who participated in the papal conclave that selected Pope Benedict XVI.



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