Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Vatican launches website in Latin

Good news for those of you who have been brushing up on your Latin since Summorum Pontificum, a new webite with papal texts in Latin has been launched by the Vatican.
Read entire story here.
"Father Reginald Foster, an American priest who is the Pope's official Latinist, praises the virtues and the clarity of the Latin language.
"You have to say something and move on," he says.
"It's not like French and some of these philosophical languages where you can write a whole page and say nothing - in Latin you can't do that!''
Fr Foster has a weekly programme on Vatican Radio called The Latin Lover, in which he explains the historical and contemporary uses of the language.

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