Vienna, January 2017. The historical connections of the Constantinian Order with Austria have been recently revitalised through the establishment of a Delegation for Austria headquartered in Vienna.
The Grand Magistry has appointed as founding Delegate of Austria the Hon. Consul General Dr Wolfgang Andreas Breitenthaler, a longstanding member of the Order who resides in Vienna. The Prior of the Delegation is the Rev Fr Andreas Lango.
Dr Breitenthaler has re-established contacts with the Roman Catholic Church and with a significant number of Constantinian knights and dames living in Austria, including members of Imperial and Royal Houses of Habsburg-Lothringen, Württemberg and Orléans.
The charitable activities of the newly-established Delegation focus on donations for homeless men and women in Austria.
The Austrian Delegation also represents the Constantinian Order to the United Nations Office in Vienna. The Constantinian Order was granted Consultative Status to the United Nations in 2011.
The Delegate of Great Britain and Ireland, Anthony Bailey said: “I welcome the establishment of the Order’s Delegation for Austria and I look forward to developing stronger links between our two Delegations and between Britain, Ireland and Central Europe. On behalf of our knights and dames in Great Britain and Ireland I wish to congratulate the Austrian Delegate, Dr Breitenthaler on his new role”.