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Cardinal Scola addresses sexual abuse crisis. Patriarch of Venice reiterates support for Benedict XVI »

Translation by ZENIT VENICE, Italy, APRIL 1, 2010 – Here is a translation of the statement on sexual abuse in the Church made today Cardinal Angelo Scola, patriarch of Venice, at the end of the Chrism Mass held in St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice. The solemn occasion of the Holy Chrism Mass which sees all […]

The Patriarch’s message for the Epiphany »

The Magi represent all men in search of God. Saint Paul annotes that «The pagans now share the same inheritance» (Eph 3,6). «Jesus Christ is not only relevant to Christians, or only to believers, but to all men and women. Christ, who is the centre of faith is also the foundation of hope. And every […]

“Tending towards the unity of knowledge, is a necessity which requires going beyond pure inter-disciplinarity”. The Patriarch introduces the Holy Father’s message to the International Conference on the Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena »

On the 19th of October 2009 cardinal Scola took part to the Sixth International Conference on the Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena, and read the Holy Father’s message to the partecipants, who celebrate the four-hundredth anniversary of the first astronomical use of Galileo’s telescope. Here  you can read the Cardinal Scola’s declaration. “Mr President of the Venetian […]

Pictures from Oasis Scientific Committee in Venice »

Here you will find some pictures that run through again the Internation Scientific Committee of Oasis Foundation in Venice.

Oasis: interpreting tradition at the time of metizaje of civilisations. On the inevitable cultural interpretation of faith »

“Oasis is called to an exploration of the role of traditions in the time of the mestizaje of civilisations as a place of the inevitable interpretation of every faith. These interpretations are the subject of a continual narrative and dialogue between the subjects that live in our plural societies. Without, however, ever forgetting the ultimate […]

Venice Patriarch’s message to the Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans (Iraq) after the tragic death of Mgr. Rahho »

Your Beatitude, on behalf of all the Churches and Bishops of North-Eastern Italy and of the Patriarchate of Venice as well as myself, I wish to extend to you and to Iraq’s long suffering Christian community our truest sympathy for the heartbreaking sorrow caused by the tragic death of His Excellency Mgr Paulos Faraj Rahho. […]

September 11: five years after. An op-ed by Cardinal Angelo Scola »

Five years have passed since 11 September 2001, the day of the Twin Towers, the day when all of us, even the most lacking, even the most shallow, even the most distracted, were shocked and opened our eyes, with our hearts troubled. What is happening? What kind of a world is this? Nobody was able […]

Today’s and tomorrow’s scenarios for competitive strategies: Religions and Politics »

1. The “Gods Are Back” With the end of the age of utopias, the end to what Lyotard refers to as the age of the “Grand Narratives” , the growing influence of religions and sects around the world, especially of Islam, is at odds with the view that prevailed after 1945, namely that religion’s social […]


A Compelling Fact No one can fail to recognise how delicate the contemporary geopolitical situation is and how many clouds are gathering over the peaceful co-existence between peoples, but at the same time, also, how many unprecedented horizons are opened up by the current historical situation to individuals, to communities, and to nations. Specifically as […]