Franz Lackner was born in 1956 in Austria. He received a Masters in Theology from the University of Vienna in 1991 and a Doctorate and licentiate from the Pontifical University Antonianum, Rome in 1997.
He was a Professor of Metaphysics at the University Antonianum from 1997-1999 and went on to become a Professor of Philosophy at the Pontifical Faculty of Theology, University of Benedict XVI, Heiligenkreuz, Austria in 2001.
He was then appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Graz-Seckau and Titular Bishop of Balecium (Dalmatia) in October 2002. With this appointment he became Episcopal Vicar with responsibilities for Permanent Deacons, Children's Ministry, Youth Ministry and Vocations in September 2003. From November 2003 to June 2009 he held the responsibility for Child and Youth Ministry at Austrian Bishops' Conference, with the Sport portfolio since 2008.
Bishop Lackner has spoken at the past three World Youth days as well as numerous events for young adults in Austria and further afield.
|Title of event||Building Communion through Sport|
|Description of event||Workshop
The dynamic alliance of Church and Sport - What faith can learn from sports and vice versa? Where do we find common intersections? Bishop Lackner will present a workshop on Building Communion through Sport and will be joined by Ms Renate Götschl, (‘the Speed Queen’) the Austrian Olympic Champion Speed-Skiier who will give a personal testimony on the theme of building communion through sport
|Date of event||Wednesday 13th June|
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