Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Cardinal Scola declining appointment to Milan?

Catholic World News - May 30, 2011

Cardinal Angelo Scola of Venice has indicated that he does not wish to be considered as a replacement for the outgoing Archbishop of Milan, according to a report in the Italian daily La Repubblica.

Cardinal Scola has been considered the leading candidate to replace Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi, who is expected to step down soon at the age of 77. The Milan archdiocese is the largest in Europe, and Vatican-watchers have been engaged in lively speculation about the Pope’s choice to replace Cardinal Tettamanzi. An official announcement is expected before the end of June.

Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, the president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, has also been mentioned as a possibility for the Milan post. But some acquaintances say that he, too, would prefer to continue in his current work.

If both Cardinal Scola and Cardinal Ravasi are removed from the list of likely candidates, there would be no clear favorite for the appointment to the prestigious Milan see—whose 20th-century leaders included Archbishops Ambrogio Ratti (later Pope Pius XI) and Giovanni Montini (Paul VI).

However, the final choice will be made by Pope Benedict XVI--who may persuade a reluctant prelate to take the assignment.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($25,417 to go):
$150,000.00 $124,582.96
17% 83%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Denial of Service Attack: Success! December 19
Federal debt as a social-justice concern December 19
Another side of Francis: US-Cuba role shows Pope's diplomatic muscle December 18
Silly season: a Christmas approaches, a scholar questions whether Jesus ever existed December 18
The intrinsic immorality of torture: still not convinced? December 18

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: Europe seems 'elderly and haggard' CWN - November 25
Pope Francis, Ecumenical Patriarch sign joint declaration, lament persecution of Christians CWN - December 1
Consistory for new cardinals scheduled for February CWN - December 11
Vatican report on US women religious calls for further self-assessment CWN - December 16
Pope brokered deal to open US-Cuba ties CWN - December 17