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  • Pope Francis: It’s good for young people to study Latin

    Pope Francis: It’s good for young people to study Latin

    • Dec 7, 2017

    In a message to the Pontifical Academies on Tuesday, Pope Francis praised the study of Latin, especially for young people, and encouraged scholars and teachers to promote its study as a positive guide for students as they navigate life.

  • Oldest Latin commentary on the Gospels rediscovered, translated

    Oldest Latin commentary on the Gospels rediscovered, translated

    • Aug 29, 2017

    A 100-page document in an unmarked manuscript dating back to about 800 at the Cologne Cathedral Library, which had been digitized in 2002, is a copy of the earliest known biblical commentary written in Latin. The rediscovered Latin commentary from Fortunatianus now replaces St. Jerome’s Vulgate as the earliest known Latin commentary of the Gospels.

  • Why does the Catholic Church still care about Latin?

    Why does the Catholic Church still care about Latin?

    • Apr 20, 2017

    The Latin language has been dead for hundreds of years, so what are the reasons behind the bond between this ancient language and the Catholic Church? Father Roberto Spataro, secretary of the Pontifical Academy for Latin, answers that not only is Latin the language of many important Catholic texts but it also serves as a connection to the Church’s long heritage.