September 9, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI To Establish New Latin Academy


Latin rebirth in schools
Latin is about to undergo a renaissance in schools under plans being drawn up by the Vatican.
By Nick Squires
August 31, 2012-09-04

Pope Benedict XVI is preparing to establish a new pontifical academy for the study and promotion of Latin, to be known as the "Pontificia Academia Latinitatis".

Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, the president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, said the academy will be staffed by "eminent academics of various nationalities, whose aim it will be to promote the use and knowledge of the Latin language in both ecclesiastical and civil contexts, including schools."

Read the full news article at

Read more about the establishment of the new academy in the Vatican Insider:

Read a blog post discussing the two above articles and listing some Latin neologisms at

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