I tried to convince the young miss that learning Latin would be good for her education. Alas, my Latin First Year and Latin Second Year textbooks sit gathering dust in the house. Puella aquam portat held no interest.
ANSA broke the news on the pope’s resignation, thanks to journalist Giovanna Chirri, who convinced her editor her knowledge of the language was deep enough to run the story. Ms Chirri:
Benedict XVI’s Latin is very easy to understand.
Nice. My Latin is so rusty, it’s still in the Gaul campaigns. But good for someone who has enough of a facility with it. I wonder if she went to Fr Reggie …