Religion: A Bell for Vienna

Paris has swallowed up the Cathedral of Notre Dame and St. Paul's is only one landmark of London, but the life of Vienna still centers around the 800-year-old Cathedral of St. Stephen. The Viennese call it, familiarly, Stefanskirche—Stephen's Church. Since the war, when its roof was wrecked in the siege of Vienna, they have worked as hard to repair Stefanskirche as their 12th century forefathers did to build it. In six years workmen, including free labor volunteers, contributed 1,500,000 hours to its repair. New tiles to cover the slate roof were bought by public subscription (250,000 tiles at 5 Austrian shillings—about...

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