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Radio Vatican: Latin at the Vatican

Vatican Radio:

This week, travel with Les Clés de Saint Pierre [The Keys of Saint Peter] through the universe of Latin at the Vatican. Latin, which was the liturgical language of the Church up to the Second Vatican Council and the Conciliar Constitution Sacrosanctum Concilium, which authorised the celebration in the vernacular languages... Latin, which still is often used by the official documents of the Holy See... Latin, still the bearer of a long Humanistic tradition. Where does the practice of Latin in the Vatican remain today? Who masters Latin? What are the stakes with the motu proprio liberalizing the Mass according to the Missal of Pius V? Laure Stephan met Mgr Waldemar Turek, of the Secretariat of State, and Don Cleto Pavanetto, President of the Latinitas Foundation. (French audio link.) [Don Cleto says, regarding the priests who will be required to celebrate the Traditional Mass: "Il faut les préparer!"]

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