Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Aleteia
Saturday 10 April |
Saint of the Day: St. Michael of the Saints
home iconNews
line break icon

Vatican Radio begins broadcasting the news in Latin

VATICAN RADIO ANTENNA

Filippo Monteforte | AFP

John Burger - published on 06/08/19

New programming meant to "breathe new life" into the official Church language.

The Vatican today launches two weekly programs in Latin. A five-minute summary of the news will be read in the official language of the Roman Catholic Church, followed by a longer program about the Latin language.

Hebdomada Papae, notitiae vaticanae latine redditae, or “The pope’s week in review: Vatican news bulletin in Latin,” will be edited by veteran Vatican Radio journalist Alessandro De Carolis.

The new programming is a collaboration with the Vatican’s Latin Letters Office, a department of the Secretariat of State where Church documents are written in or translated into Latin.

After the news bulletin, Vatican Radio Italy will broadcast an in-depth program dedicated to the rediscovery of the value and beauty of the Latin language. Anima Latina, radio colloquia de lingua ecclesiae will feature Father Waldemar Turek, director of the Latin Letters Office.

The programs will be broadcast to the world on Vatican Radio frequencies through the Italian-language audio channels, but will also be accessible through the Vatican News website. They will soon be available on the English-language audio frequencies as well.

Vatican Radio’s Editorial Director Andrea Tornielli said Hebdomada Papae aims to breathe new life into the language.

“We did not conceive it with a nostalgic look to the past, but as a challenge for the future,” he said.

Tornielli noted that Latin already “resonates daily on the frequencies of Vatican Radio, which every morning broadcasts Mass in Latin.”

Tags:
Church
Support Aleteia!

If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible.

Here are some numbers:

  • 20 million users around the world read Aleteia.org every month
  • Aleteia is published every day in seven languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian
  • Each month, readers view more than 50 million pages
  • Nearly 4 million people follow Aleteia on social media
  • Each month, we publish 2,450 articles and around 40 videos
  • We have 60 full time staff and approximately 400 collaborators (writers, translators, photographers, etc.)

As you can imagine, these numbers represent a lot of work. We need you.

Support Aleteia with as little as $1. It only takes a minute. Thank you!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...




Top 10
1
Archbishop Georg Gänswein
I.Media for Aleteia
Gänswein: Benedict XVI expected to live only a few months after r...
2
PRINCE PHILIP
Cerith Gardiner
11 Interesting facts about the late Prince Philip
3
Philip Kosloski
Why you can eat meat on Easter Friday
4
Francisco Veneto
Priest brother of pilot whose plane broke in two says “St. ...
5
LUXOR FILM FESTIVAL
Zoe Romanowsky
20-year-old filmmaker wins award for powerful 1-minute film about...
6
resurrection
Philip Kosloski
4 Fun facts about Easter Week
7
NUNS
John Burger
Benedictine nuns in Missouri seem to be targeted by shootings
See More
Newsletter
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.