Fischer, Cyrill Johann#
Fischer, Cyrill (Johann), b. Schwarzenberg (Upper Austria), July 12, 1892, d. Santa Barbara (USA), May 11, 1945, sociologist, Franciscan friar. known for his writings against atheism, Austro-Marxism and National Socialism and for his works on the Christian upbringing of young people and on the Kinderfreunde charity. In 1938 he fled the country and went to Hungary, later to the USA. He was a friend of and religious adviser to F. Werfel.
Literature#F. Loidl, P. C. Fischer OFM, in: Beitraege zur Wr. Dioezesangeschichte 14, 1973; F. Lugmayr, C. F., in: Christl. Demokratie 1987; the same, P. Z. F., in: Oberoesterreicher, vol. 8, 1994.