It’s good to be Pope

It’s good to be Pope

Fr. Zuhsldorf relates an anecdote about an encounter between Pope John Paul II and his Latinist. This is for all you Latin scholars who suffered through your elementary Latin classes in school.

There is no “J” in Latin, or shouldn’t be.  Fr. Foster, famous Latinist here in Rome, tells the story of when John Paul II was elected and he began to sign his first name with a “J” as in “Joannes”.  Foster reminded the Pope that there is no “J” in Latin.  The Pope thought about that for a while and then responded: “There is now.”   No other man on earth could make that declaration.

It’s good to be pope.

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Domenico Bettinelli