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Name: Angelo Cardinal Scola                                                         
Born: November 7, 1941                                                             
Cardinal Angelo Scola, Ph.D, Th.D (born November 7, 1941) is an Italian prelate     
of the Catholic Church, philosopher and theologian. He currently serves as         
Patriarch of Venice, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 2003.                   
Scola is the author of numerous theological and pedagogical works on topics such   
as bio-medical ethics, theological anthropology, human sexuality and marriage       
and the family, which have been translated into several different languages. In     
addition, he is the author of more than 120 articles published in scholarly         
journals of philosophy and theology. He inaugurated the Studium Generale           
Marcianum, an academic institute, and the journal Oasis, published in Italian,     
English and Arabic as an outreach to Christians in the Muslim world.               
In his pastoral capacity as bishop, Scola has paid particular attention to the     
issues of education, youth, clergy formation, renewal of parish life, pastoral     
care of workers, culture and the family.