Winner of Austrian election is practicing Catholic (Kath.net) Sebastian Kurz, 31, is poised to become the next head of Austria’s government following Sunday’s election. The nation’s foreign minister since 2013, Kurz attends Sunday Mass and took part in a March for Jesus on the day his Socialist opponent participated in a gay pride parade.
Pope says his off-the-cuff interviews are worth the risks (CNS) Pope Francis acknowledges that he runs the danger of misinterpretation in his impromptu remarks, but says “I want to run this pastoral risk,” in the introduction to a new collection of his interviews. The Pontiff disclosed that even when questions are submitted in advance, he does not prepare his answers. “I know this can make me vulnerable, but it is a risk I want to take,” he says.