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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 Family as the Acting Subject of Evangelization »

Notes toward the 14th Ordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops by Angelo Cardinal Scola, Archbishop of Milan The current reflection began with the Third Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in October 2014. First of all it is important to point out that the extensive media coverage of these proceedings was often inadequate […]

Scola warns against European decline as Church and society grow old and tired »

The Archbishop of Milan, Angelo Scola, says the Pope is thankfully doing something about this ANDREA TORNIELLI ( “Europe is facing a decline; its civil society and Churches are tired and old. We have to radically rethink ourselves,” Milan’s archbishop, Cardinal Angelo Scola told Italian newspaper La Stampa in an interview ahead of the Oasis […]

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 […]

Solemnity of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ. Abstracts from the homilies of the Patriarch »

Venezia, 25th December 2010 Card. Angelo Scola Patriarch of Venice 1. «The Word was made flesh, he lived among us» (Jn 1:14, Day Mass). «Today in the town of David a saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. And here is a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped […]

The Tibhirine monks related by the cinema: the reasons for a sucess »

The film, Des hommes et des dieux which recently came out in France and recounts the extraordinary events of the of the monks killed at Tibhirine, has been hugely successful. Card. Angelo Scola Patriarch of Venice This is an answer to those who ask whether a desire for God is still present in our times – […]