Keeping Latin Alive




Roman Catholic mass held in Latin is a rare sound these days. The language was once at the heart of Western culture and for centuries most books and official letters were written in Latin. Today, it's considered a dead language – except to those who are trying to resurrect it. Brook Silva-Braga reports.


Long-time friend of Vatican Radio and expert Vatican Latinist, Father Reginald Foster, dies on Christmas Day 2020 at the age of 81.

The Latin he so faithfully taught lives on in the students that now teach it..