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.- An international conference organized by the National Research Council of Italy and the Pontifical Committee of Historical Sciences will take place May 25-26 in Rome with the intention of recovering the value of Latin for the future of Europe.

“Latin Future: the Latin language for the building up and identity of Europe” is the theme of the conference that will be held in Rome and at the Vatican.  Professors, senators, writers and journalists of various countries, mostly Italy, are expected to attend.  On the first day of the event, the congress will address the theme of the role of Latin in the formation of Europe, as well as its significance for science and culture.

Among those invited to address the congress are Jan Figel, EU Director for Education, Formation, Culture and Youth, and Professor Wang Huansheng, member of the Academy of Social Sciences of Beijing.

Before the delivering the closing address of the congress, Msgr. Walter Brandmüller, president of the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences, will announce the winner of the 2nd annual ad Fontes prize, inaugurated to reward journalists for articles that underline the influence of the Latin language in contemporary education.

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