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Hunger and Thirst of Values – Masterly Adress »

Sunday, 14 June 2015 – Milano, Abbazia di Mirasole Angelo Card. Scola, Archbishop of Milan Respected Uniapac President, Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, the title chosen for your international meeting– Hunger and Thirst for Values – unites two basic factors that are indispensable for every living creature. Hunger and thirst speak immediately of the dimension of need that […]

The Challenge of Individualism and a Fragmented Society »

This is the first of a series of writings by Archbishop Angelo Scola, published by the newspaper “Il Sole 24 Ore” every Saturday. Scola reflects on the need to recognise  once again  family and its role in our plural society, also starting from the challenges presented by the coming 7th world meeting of families (Milan, […]

“Hope, faith and freedom – mission of the Church more relevant than ever”. An interview from “The Universe” »

from: “The Universe” Gerry O’Connell speaks to the Patriarch of Venice, Cardinal Angelo Scola – son of a socialist truck driver and a profoundly Catholic mother. He is also a leading intellectual in the Italian Bishops’ Conference and one of the more creative and original thinkers in the College of Cardinals.   Q. What do […]

WOJTYLA/ Scola: I’ll tell you about the John Paul II that I knew »

from Benedict XVI will beatify John Paul II on Sunday, the day that JPII himself wanted to call the Day of Divine Mercy and that will be marked by a large celebration of the faith. “I think that Wojtyla was the Pope of freedom and the Saint of freedom” said Angelo Scola, the Patriarch […]

“How Libya and North Africa can “remake” Europe”, an interview from »

from march, 30th 2011 At the Angelus yesterday, Benedict XVI made an appeal “to those who have political and military responsibilities for the immediate initiation of a dialogue, which suspends the use of weapons.” “May peace return as soon as possible for these people and further tragedies be stopped”,  Cardinal Angelo Scola, Patriarch of […]

“Europe must act in a more clear-cut way for the respect of fundamental rights”, an interview with His Excellency Cardinal Angelo Scola »

There follows an interview with His Excellency Cardinal Angelo Scola, Patriarch of Venice, which was published in the Corriere della Sera on Friday 7 January, edited by M. Antonietta Calabrò Yesterday twenty-one red roses, twenty-one ‘rosebuds’, were offered to the altar of the Nicopeia Madonna in St. Mark’s  Basilica at the end of the mass […]

“Europe, face veils and a Catholic view of a Muslim issue” »

from july, 1th 2010 The French National Assembly begins debating a complete ban on Muslim full face veils in public next week and could outlaw them by the autumn. Belgium’s lower house of parliament has passed a draft ban and could banish them from its streets in the coming months if its Senate agrees. […]

Interview with Cardinal Scola on Christian/Muslim relations by John L. Allen Jr. »

from John L Allen Jr’s blog June 7, 2010 The murder of Bishop Padovese shocked the Christian world, especially in the Middle East. Do you believe this was the act of an isolated madman, or was there something more behind it? Personally, I don’t know anything beyond what’s been in the newspapers about whether this […]

Iran struggling with ‘Shi’ite messianism,’ cardinal says »

Interview with Cardinal Angelo Scola of Venice by John L. Allen Jr. One noteworthy recent initiative in Catholic/Muslim relations is the Oasis project, launched by Cardinal Angelo Scola of Venice in 2004. Though Oasis does not shy away from theological conversation, its accent is on understanding Islamic cultures, sometimes expressed as the ‘Islam of the […]

The Patriarch of Venice, father of Oasis Foundation, and the “popular Islam”. An interview by John Allen Jr. »

“This is a problem typical of our globalized society. We’re seeing an unprecedented encounter of people, cultures and religions, which is what I have in mind when I use the phrase meticciato di civiltà – a “hybridization of civiliations.” It’s a historical process currently underway, and its results are by no means certain. There are […]