At the end of his general audience today, the Holy Father once again encouraged the study of Latin:
At the end of the general audience, the Pope addressed a greeting in Latin to students at the faculty of Christian and Classical Literature of the Pontifical Salesian University in Rome.
“My predecessors rightly encouraged the study of [this] great language,” said the Pope in Latin, “in order to achieve a better understanding of the sound doctrine contained in the ecclesiastical and humanistic disciplines. In the same way, we encourage the continuation of this activity, so that as many people as possible may perceive the importance of this treasure and attain it.”
What better way to being to learn Latin than to begin praying in the language? Maybe we could even, I don’t know, celebrate the Mass in Latin. Just a crazy thought.
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