Scola move to Milan now official
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 â€œitâ€™s not easy for me to give you this news. I accepted the decision of the pope because heâ€™s the pope.â€