Archbishop of Milan, former Patriarch of Venice from 2002 to June 2011, created Cardinal on 21st October 2003, Angelo Scola is President of the Oasis International Foundation.
Ordained as a priest in 1970, following his degree in Philosophy and the Doctorate in Theology, he taught Theological Anthropology at the John Paul II Pontifical Institute at the Pontifical Lateran University from 1982 to 1995. He was appointed Bishop of Grosseto in 1991.
From 1995 to 2002 he was Rector of the Pontifical Lateran University and Director of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute.
He is a member of several Vatican commissions.
He is the author of numerous volumes, the most recent of which include: Uomo-donna: il “caso serio” dell’amore, 2002; Eucaristia: incontro di libertà, 2005; Chi è la Chiesa? Una chiave antropologica e sacramentale per l’ecclesiologia, 2005; Una nuova laicità. Temi per una società plurale, 2007; Buone ragioni per una vita in comune, 2010.