Sebastian Kurz – Europe’s Christian Chancellor

Austria’s next Chancellor is the commentariat’s new bête noire. But plenty of Christians are pleased by the 31-year-old’s ascent

Is Austria rediscovering its Catholic roots? Or is the country moving further away from Christian values under its soon-to-be head of government, Sebastian Kurz?

The 31-year-old Catholic’s recent landslide victory has caused considerable consternation across Europe’s commentariat, even among some Catholic observers. The German satirical magazine Titanic raised eyebrows by proclaiming on its front page: “Time travel in Austria: It’s finally possible to kill baby Hitler!” This was accompanied by an image showing cross hairs aiming at the heart of the young Chancellor-to-be.

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