St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna packed with believers and faithful in spite of warning from police.
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Catholic churches in Austria plan to stay open in spite of a general threat to Christian churches.
Police in Vienna, the Austrian capital, said that the country’s public security directorate had received indications that an attack with an “Islamist motive” had been planned in the city.
Vienna police said on Wednesday that it had increased patrols at places of worship as a common “preventative measure.”
“You will notice there are currently a larger number of police forces on patrol with special equipment,” Vienna’s police force announced on Twitter. “The reason is a non-specific threat of attack against churches.”