His Eminence Angelo Cardinal Scola was appointed Patriarch of Venice in 2002 by Pope John Paul II. A native of Milan, His Eminence holds doctorates in theology and philosophy, and has enjoyed a long and fruitful academic career, the author of more than 120 academic articles and numerous books, two of which have been published in English. He taught contemporary Christology at the Lateran University in Rome and theological anthropology at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage & Family. He was named bishop of Grosseto, Italy in 1991. His Eminence served as rector of the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome and President of the Institute, from 1995 until his appointment to the See of Venice. He was elevated to the College of Cardinals in 2003. His Eminence founded the Studium Generale Marcianum for advanced theological and academic studies in Venice that same year.