The Archbishop of Vienna, who earlier warned that Christians faced being pushed aside by a growing Islamisation of Europe, has published a brochure to ask migrants and refugees to respect Christian symbols, traditions and culture.

With the brochure titled "Grüß Gott in Österreich" ('God's Greetings in Austria') the Catholic Church in Austria said it was hoping to take a step towards being involved in the integration of new migrants in the country.

According to 71-year-old Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, who is also the Archbishop of Vienna, migrants are increasingly curious about Austrian traditions. He said that many aspects of Austrian culture, from Christmas to a labour-free Sunday, but also tolerance and religious freedom, have their roots in Christianity.

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