Vatican Latin Comeback
Pope Benedict XVI waves upon his arrival for a meeting with the "Santa Cecilia" association, at the Vatican, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. Latin is being resurrected at the Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI issued a decree Saturday creating a new pontifical academy for Latin studies to try to boost interest in the official language of the Roman Catholic Church that is nevertheless out of widespread use elsewhere. Benedict acknowledged Latin's fall from grace, saying future priests nowadays often learn only a "superficial" appreciation of Latin in seminaries. The new academy, which is part of the Vatican's culture office, will promote Latin through conferences, publications and instruction in Catholic schools, universities and seminaries. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
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