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The Jesuit Church (Vienna) is representative of the Baroque style of many Jesuit churches in Europe.

Catholic Commons provides free, online resources on the art, architecture, history, scripture, traditions, teachings, and organization of the Roman Catholic Church and of organizations affiliated with the Catholic Church, such as Catholic schools, universities, hospitals, religious orders, and non-profit organizations. It uses the software on which Wikipedia is based, which allows users to edit articles and add new content. It provides resources of a non-commercial, informational and educational nature that are designed to help students, teachers, staff, administrators, alumni, donors, volunteers, and others understand and further the mission and identity of Catholic organizations.

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