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Biographical notes

[Updated: 06.02.2014]

 


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SCOLA Card. Angelo

 

 

Cardinal Angelo Scola, Archbishop of Milan, was born on 7 November 1941 at Malgrate, Milan. He was ordained on 18 July 1970 and holds doctorates in theology and philosophy.

Cardinal Scola was actively involved in the Communion and Liberation Movement before becoming assistant researcher in philosophy and then assistant professor of moral theology at the University of Fribourg. In 1982 he was appointed professor of theological anthropology at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, and taught contemporary Christology at the Pontifical Lateran University, Rome.

On 21 September 1991, he was ordained Bishop of Grosseto, subsequent to his appointment on 20 July.

The Holy Father appointed him Rector of the Pontifical Lateran University and President of the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in 1995.

On 5 January 2002 the Pope appointed him Patriarch of Venice. He served as President of the Bishops’ Conference of the Triveneta region.

Relator general of the 11th  Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, The Eucharist: Source and Summit of the Life and Mission of the Church (October 2005).

On 28 June 2011 he was appointed Archbishop of Milan.

On 11 October 2011 he was elected President of the Bishops’ Conference of Lombardy (Italy).

Created and proclaimed Cardinal by the Bl. John Paul II in the Consistory of 21 October 2003, of the Title of Ss. XII Apostoli (Twelve Holy Apostles).

Member of:

  • Congregations: for the Doctrine of the Faith; for the Clergy; for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments; for the Oriental Churches;
  • Pontifical Councils: for the Family; for the Laity; for Culture; for Promoting New Evangelization;
  • Council of Cardinals for Study of Organizational and Economic Affairs of the Holy See.
 

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