New pontifical academy will promote use of Latin
CWN - August 31, 2012
Pope Benedict XVI will soon set up a new pontifical academy to promote the study of the Latin language, according to the leading Vatican journalist Andrea Tornielli of La Stampa.
The “Pontificia Academia Latinitatis,” to be formally established by a motu proprio that will be released in the near future, would be a move to re-assert the role of Latin as the official language of the universal Church. The new body would replace the work of the Latinitas foundation, a little-known department of the Secretariat of State.
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