Vatican unveils new magazine
THE language of Caesar, Cicero and Pliny was given a boost yesterday when the Vatican launched a revamped version of a journal in Latin.
The first issue of the new magazine, 'Latinitas', included a preface written by the Pope. He also tweets in Latin under the name "Papa Franciscus".
A spokesman said the magazine would "highlight the glorious tradition behind us".
Latin is one of the common languages of the Roman Catholic Church, but few members have a working knowledge of it. A campaign to promote the use of Latin was begun by Pope Benedict XVI. (© Daily Telegraph, London)