More than 10,000 people at the funeral of Otto von Habsburg in Vienna (IMAGE: 2SPACE.NET) - On Saturday there was a Requiem at St. Stephen and a long funeral procession of the famous Anklopfzeremonie in the Capuchin church. Several thousand people watched on three large video screens in the streets of Vienna. Cardinal Christoph Schonborn was the main celebrant and celebrated Requiem for Otto von Habsburg.At the beginning of the service leaving the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Peter Stephan Zurbriggen read the published letter of condolence. Pope Benedict XVI honors Habsburg as a "great European" who had "used peace, for the coexistence of people and a just order on the continent".
The first reading was reading Karl Habsburg-Lorraine, the second reading ofhis eldest son Ferdinand Zvonimir. The intercessions were read by the seven children of the deceased, sons Charles and George and their daughters: Andrea, Monika, Michaela, Gabriela and Walburga. Concelebrants were thearchbishops Dominik Duka (Prague), Robert Bezak (Trnava), the diocesanbishops Vojtech Cikrle (Brno) and Franjo Komarica (Banja Luka), Auxiliary Bishop Anton Jamnik (Ljubljana), Altabt Gregor Henckel-Donnersmarck (HolyCross), German Order's Grand Master Bruno Platter, Superior Father KarlSchauer (Mariazell), Capuchin provincial Lech Siebert, P. Paolo Habsburg (Rome) and the related family priest. 100 other priests were in the front, including the Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Michael Staikos and the bishops Klaus Küng (St. Pölten) and Ludwig Schwarz (Linz).