1 April 2017 -- In Memory of Blessed Emperor Karl of Austria-Hungary

4/1/2017: Members of the Delegation and friends are requested to pause today and offer a silent prayer on the anniversary of the death today in 1922 of Blessed Emperor Karl of Austria-Hungary, the Peace Emperor of World War I.

"Almighty Father, you predestined Karl to be King and Father of many peoples. He lived his life in faithful submission to Your Divine Will. May he be raised to the Altar of Your Saints for evermore. May his life example inspire us all to be faithful stewards of Your creation and advocates for peace and reconciliation on earth. Blessed Emperor Karl, Pray for us."

The Emperor of Austria and Apostolic King of Hungary was Beatified by St. Pope John Paul II.