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Fwd: Petition for a Latin interface on the Vatican Web site

PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 8:07 am
by Aldus Marius
Avete, amici Romani!

This may interest some of you:

Dear Colleagues,

I invite you to join me in petitioning His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI to authorize the creation of a Latin interface for the Vatican website at While the present site does contain a few Latin documents, the actual interface is available to the public in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and even Portuguese, but (incredibly) not in Latin.

It appears there is a movement on in some quarters inside the Vatican to change this situation, but the case cannot be made effectively to the skeptics without a clear demonstration of public interest and support.

Earlier this week I set up an online petition at to address this question. It does not ask that Latin be used instead of the modern languages, but only that Latin be given its rightful place beside them. If you are teaching Latin, a Latin interface on this website
could be a very valuable tool for you and your students, if only to prove that Latin really does still live.

Please sign the petition at

and ask your friends, colleagues and students to join you. All signatures will be hand-delivered to Vatican authorities no later than December 1, 2007.

Gratias plurimas!
Nancy E. Llewellyn

...I can't believe they don't have one already! >({|8-)

In amicitia et fide,

We Got It!!!

PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 7:21 pm
by Aldus Marius
Salvete amici,

We Got It!!!

From today's Explorator, gathered by David Meadows (Numerius Papirius Cursor):

Folks are all excited about the Vatican adding a Latin section to
its website: ... eb-ii0/?hp ...

... and here it is:


In fide,