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Fr. Sixto Eduardo Varela Santamaría has been suspended by the Bishop of the Diocese of Alajuela in Costa Rica after the priest said Mass in the Ordinary Form in Latin and ad orientem.

Costa Rican bishop suspends priest for saying Ordinary Form Mass in Latin and ad orientem

Aug 21, 2021

By ACI Prensa

In a WhatsApp voice message obtained by ACI Prensa, Fr. Sixto Eduardo Varela Santamaría insisted that "since the Bishop's decree... Read more

Language learning app takes Latin from ‘dead’ to said

Aug 28, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Duolingo, the popular free language learning website and app, has launched a Latin course to help its users say “salve”... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on Nov. 8, 2017.

Pope Francis: It's good for young people to study Latin

Dec 6, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

In a message to the Pontifical Academies on Tuesday, Pope Francis praised the study of Latin, especially for young people,... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in memory of Fr. Jacques Hamel Sept. 14, 2016.

Pope issues new directives on revision, translation of liturgical texts

Sep 9, 2017

By Elise Harris

The Holy See has released a new “motu proprio” from Pope Francis outlining a shift in the responsibility of local... Read more

Oldest Latin commentary on the Gospels rediscovered, translated

Aug 29, 2017

Missing for more than 1,500 years, the earliest known Latin commentary on the Gospels has been rediscovered at the Cologne... Read more

The Latin class at St. Cecilia's High School in Hastings, Nebraska plays a Latin speaking game.

Neb. priest, students engage in Latin through conversation

Dec 20, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

Father Joseph Faulkner, a priest of the Lincoln diocese, is teaching Latin to his high school students by actually speaking... Read more

Philosopher lauds Pope's thriving Latin Twitter account

Jul 16, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

With media outlets taking notice of the unexpected success of the Pope's tweets in Latin, a scholar conversant in the... Read more

Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, celebrates Mass in the extraordinary form Nov. 3, 2012 in St. Peter’s Basilica.

Pope creates academy to promote knowledge of Latin

Nov 12, 2012

The Pope is launching a new Pontifical Academy for Latin to help priests and academics deepen their knowledge and ability... Read more