Summer readings: Patriarch’s suggestion 1 »

Cardinal Angelo Scola offers summer readings advices for children, youngs and adults. The first suggestion for grown-up readers is Pope Benedict XVI’s book ” Jesus of Nazareth”. Here you find a concise description of the book. And He Appeared in Their Midst: “Jesus of Nazareth” at the Bookstore, a review by Sandro Magister.

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.

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 […]

Ratzinger Realism: the lesson of the eight days of Benedict XVI in the Holy Land. An article by the Patriarch of Venice »

A lesson in realisim. Such were the eight days of Benedict XVI in the Holy Land. With intrepid courage he placed his hand on the burning contradictions of that grieving land, with the inflexible energy of one who does not give up because he knows that he can build with new bricks. He risked in […]

Two criteria for interreligious dialogue. Introductory paper by Card. Scola at the Intercultural Forum for Studies in Faith and Culture, Washington DC »

On the occasion of his encounter with representatives of Muslim communities in Germany on 20 August 2005, Pope Benedict XVI re-emphasised that “interreligious and intercultural dialogue between Christians and Muslims cannot be reduced to an occasional option. It is in fact a vital necessity, and our future depends to a great extent upon it”. Here […]