On Sunday, October 25, 2020, at the invitation of the church rector DDr. Reinhard Knittel of the St. Pölten Prandtauerkirche the deposit of a relic of the Blessed Emperor Karl I of Austria was held. The event was conducted in compliance with all applicable corona rules under the organizational leadership of Major General iTR Colonel dhmfD Michael Blaha, MSc, Master of Ceremonies of the Order of St. George, carried out on a smaller scale.
On part of the maintaining tradition The Radetzky Hussar Regiment No. 5 under the leadership of Colonel of Cavalry KR Ernst Kugler, the Radetzky Order under the leadership of Grand Master KR DKfm. Harry Tomek and the Order of St. George under the leadership of Vice Chancellor Dr. Peter Harold were represented.
HIRH Karl von Habsburg, as head of the House of Habsburg, personally attended the salemn mass which was conducted by the military bishop Dr. Werner Freistetter and carried the relic into the specially set up Kaiser Karl chapel.
With an atmospheric agape in the sacristy – unfortunately only on a very small scale due to the current Corona measures – the relic deposit came to a worthy end.