VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI is launching a new Pontifical Academy for Latin to help priests and academics deepen their knowledge and ability with the language.
“There is a pressing need for greater knowledge and more competent use of Latin in the ecclesial environment as well as in the world of culture at large,” the Pope stated Nov. 10.
The new academy was announced in a letter titled “Latina Lingua.” The document is known as a motu proprio (“by his own initiative”).
The academy will have two goals.
The first is “to promote the knowledge and study of the Latin language and literature, both classical and patristic … especially in Catholic educational institutions where...READ MORE