consecrated bishop on 29 September 1991 at the Cathedral of St. Stephen in Vienna (titular bishop of Sutri and auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Vienna). On April 13, 1995 appointment to Archbishop Koadjutor, taking office as Archbishop of Vienna on 14 September 1995. Palliant Coverage on June 29, 1996. At the Cardinal created on 21 February 1998; City Church: Gesù Divin LaVavoratore, Rome. Since June 30, 1998 Chairman of the Austrian Bishops' Conference.
Current tasks in the Bishops Conference: Member of the Family Commission and the Financial Commission. Lectures: Liturgie (together with Bishop Dr. Egon Kapellari and Bishop Ddr. Klaus Küng); Theological faculties and universities.Contacts: charismatic renewal; Church and sport. Franz Lackner is the 91st Bishop of Salzburg, the 90th successor of the Holy Rupertus and the 79th Archbishop.