Scola move to Milan now official

Pope Benedict has appointed Venice patriarch Cardinal Angelo Scola as archbishop of Milan on Tuesday, moving him to a high profile position in the Italian Catholic church.

The 69-year-old Scola is a theologian like Benedict and is considered one of his closest advisers among Italian prelates. He is known for his outreach to Muslim and Orthodox Christian communities, the Washington Post.

Scola made the announcement himself in Venice, saying “it’s not easy for me to give you this news. I accepted the decision of the pope because he’s the pope.”


Pope names Venice patriarch Cardinal Scola as Milan archbishop, known for outreach to Muslims (Washington Post)