Learn Your Prayers in Latin Says B16

Here's something the Pope actually said about Latin --unlike the strange rumor that he's "bringing back" Latin to the Vatican (yeah, like he brought back the Mass). While presenting the compendium on the Catechism, he urged everyone to learn the main Catholic prayers in Latin as a way for us all to be able to pray together. According to this CNS report,

Pope Benedict reminded those gathered for the prayer service what he had said about Latin formulations when he presented the Latin edition of the "Catechism of the Catholic Church" to Pope John Paul in 1997: "Latin, for centuries the vehicle and instrument of Christian culture, guarantees not only continuity with our roots, but remains as relevant as ever for strengthening the bonds of the unity of the faith in the communion of the church."