Churches and religious communities
Legally recognised churches and religious communities
Legally recognised churches and religious communities in Austria are public corporations, i.e. they perform functions of public interest. In addition to their religious tasks, this also includes social, societal and cultural functions that benefit the public at large, and are therefore supported by the state.
Officially registered confessional communities
Officially registered confessional communities in Austria have had legal personality since 1998. They have the right to call themselves "officially registered", and may be granted legal recognition after twenty years of existence, of which at least ten years as a legally registered denomination, provided that they meet a number of further conditions.
Churches and religious communities in the city map