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New pontifical academy will promote use of Latin

Catholic World News - 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 ā€œPontificia Academia Latinitatis,ā€ 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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