How the Church elects a new pope

Cardinal Angelo Scola, 71, Archbishop of Milan
22 February 2013, 9:00

The current front-runner according to many Italians. He is close to Pope Benedict and has an impressive curriculum vitae that includes serving as rector of the Lateran University and bishop in two previous dioceses, including as Patriarch of Venice. He is also one of the first priests to be ordained, in 1970, exclusively for service in Comunione e Liberazione (CL), although his supporters have tried to argue that his membership of the movement ceased once he became a bishop. With access to CL funding, he has been a creator of ambitious university and cultural programmes. One of his major accomplishments has been to establish the Oasis Foundation, which brings Muslim and Christian scholars together to brainstorm on the future of the Mediterranean world. But he is said to have opponents within the Roman Curia, and at 71 the clock is ticking.


TABLET WORLD…

Latest Issue
Digital/PDF Version

PDF version (iPad-friendly)

Previous Issues
Latest Tweet
Most Read Articles

Organ petition to Cardinal Sarah close to 10,000 signatures15 January 2018 by Megan Cornwell

Vatican adviser says Catholics must take seriously the biblical promises to Israel13 January 2018 by Christopher Lamb in Rome

Papal award for pro-abortion politician 'down to protocol'16 January 2018 by Christopher Lamb

Organ petition to Cardinal Sarah close to 10,000 signatures15 January 2018 by Megan Cornwell

Vatican adviser says Catholics must take seriously the biblical promises to Israel13 January 2018 by Christopher Lamb in Rome

Papal award for pro-abortion politician 'down to protocol'16 January 2018 by Christopher Lamb

‘I had never heard silence so solid’: a palliative care specialist reflects on lessons learnt from listening to the dyingPremium10 January 2018 by Kathryn Mannix

The Word made fresh: translating the New TestamentPremium10 January 2018 by David Bentley Hart

The other Saint George: George Orwell's nuanced and ambivalent views's on ReligionPremium10 January 2018 by D.J. Taylor

‘I had never heard silence so solid’: a palliative care specialist reflects on lessons learnt from listening to the dyingPremium10 January 2018 by Kathryn Mannix

The Word made fresh: translating the New TestamentPremium10 January 2018 by David Bentley Hart

The other Saint George: George Orwell's nuanced and ambivalent views's on ReligionPremium10 January 2018 by D.J. Taylor

Organ petition to Cardinal Sarah close to 10,000 signatures15 January 2018 by Megan Cornwell

Vatican adviser says Catholics must take seriously the biblical promises to Israel13 January 2018 by Christopher Lamb in Rome

Papal award for pro-abortion politician 'down to protocol'16 January 2018 by Christopher Lamb

‘I had never heard silence so solid’: a palliative care specialist reflects on lessons learnt from listening to the dyingPremium10 January 2018 by Kathryn Mannix

The Word made fresh: translating the New TestamentPremium10 January 2018 by David Bentley Hart

The other Saint George: George Orwell's nuanced and ambivalent views's on ReligionPremium10 January 2018 by D.J. Taylor

Tablet Subscription

Manage my subcription here

Manage
Top