Angelo Scola en Angelo Scola: An Italian cardinal in Benedict XVI's mould <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The son of a socialist truck driver and a pious housewife mother, Milan archbishop Angelo Scola is the leading Italian candidate to succeed Benedict XVI and an advocate of dialogue with Islam.</p> <p>The 71-year-old Scola is perhaps along with Canadian Marc Ouellet one of the closest ideological heirs to Benedict, combining conservative doctrinal views with progressive social advocacy on issues like immigration and poverty.</p> <p>Scola was a favourite last time around in 2005 but was seen as too young.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angelo Scola Archbishops of Milan International Theological Commission Religion Roman Curia Social Issues AFP Fri, 08 Mar 2013 02:45:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5776788 at