Viennese Cardinal Schönborn co-hosted a homosexual-themed liturgy in his cathedral earlier this month for World Aids Day, the event including a recitation given by a famous drag queen.
Schönborn received his co-host, the organizer of one of the biggest gay events in Europe, at the entrance to St. Stephen Cathedral for the non-denomination service, a report from Gloria TV said. The report said as well that the Life Ball’s Gerry Keszler and the cardinal meet for private dinners.
After the cardinal’s sermon Austrian transvestite Thomas Neuwirth, who performs under the pseudonym “Conchita Wurst,” spoke, citing “persecution of those who live their identity in a way that is different from that of the majority,” along with “exclusion and discrimination.”
Neuwirth invited those in attendance to come forward and put a piece of incense into a bowl and offer a personal intercession.