Angelo Cardinal Scola

Angelo Cardinal Scola

Visiting Professor of Theological Anthropology


Cardinal Scola served as rector of the Pontifical Lateran University and President of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute from 1995 until 2002, when he was named patriarch of Venice. Prior to joining the Institute's faculty in Rome in 1982, His Eminence was assistant professor at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan and the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. He is co-founder of the Italian edition of Communio and has published articles in Nouvelle Revue Théologique, Anthropotes, and Il Nuovo Areopago. His books include The Foundation of the Natural Law in the Scriptum super Sententiis; The Dawn of Human Dignity: The Foundation of Human Rights; and Identity and Difference: The Relationship between Man and Woman. His book-length interviews with Henri Cardinal de Lubac (De Lubac: A Theologian Speaks) and Hans Urs von Balthasar (Test Everything: Hold Fast to What is Good) have been translated into various languages. His most recent books include The Nuptial Mystery and Questions in Theological Anthropology. Since 1986, Cardinal Scola has served as a consultor for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

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