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The Vatican Wants to Revive Famously Dead Language, Latin.

It seems the Pope and the Vatican are attempting to put Latin back into the curriculum by establishing a new Papal Latin Academy to facilitate the teaching of Latin globally.

The NYT blog, Rendezvous, adorably points out: “Aspirational parents are these days more likely to want their offspring to speak Mandarin or Arabic. Knowledge of English, the modern lingua franca, is the sine qua non of survival in the global economy.”

Therefore it seems a total non sequitur that we should spend our days learning Latin, doesn’t it?