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Ancient ecclesiastical center of both Austria and Bavaria, established as such by Sts. Rupert and Erendruda early in the VIII Century. It was originally a part of the Celtic Church, and was the see of the famous Orthodox Irish saint Virgil O'Neal. Later brought more closely into the Frankish-Roman orbit, the city unfortunately became the headquarters of a powerful and worldly church establishment which anticipated many post-Schism developments in the West and notoriously opposed the work of Sts. Cyril and Methodius.

Norman Hugh Redington


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