Pope Establishes Vatican Academy to Promote Latin

pope-latin-academyAt the Vatican, efforts are underway to promote forms of communication both old and new. Pope Benedict XVI this week announced the creation of an academy dedicated to the revitalization of Latin. The pope called knowledge of Latin, still the church’s official language, indispensable for theological reflection. He hopes to encourage its study among seminarians and lay Catholics. That announcement came days after the Vatican said Pope Benedict would open his own Twitter account. No word yet on whether the pope will tweet in Latin.