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Thursday, February 23, 2006

Can't Post This Enough!!

POPE ENCOURAGES THE STUDY OF LATIN

VATICAN CITY, FEB 22, 2006 (VIS) - 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."

[Hmmmm....Lots o' folks like to point to the number of times a particular Pontiff makes statements on a particular issue to beef up their arguments of whether said Pontiff's opinion is to be obligatory to the faithful. Benedict XVI has made his opinion known in this area quite clearly: In November 2005, July 2005, April 2005, and as Cardinal Ratzinger in April 2005 (originally in Latin). Quite a few times in word or practice for such a young Pontificate.

Things that make you go hmmm (apologies to C+C Music Factory).]

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