Sunday, May 11, 2008

"The Vatican Tries a Little Web II.0"

That's how the New York Times headlined their story on the Vatican's new website in Latin and I couldn't improve on it.

The Times's story can be found here.

The actual Vatican website in Latin is here. It isn't a patch on the full multi-lingual website. But it's a good beginning. One thing it does have that I haven't seen anywhere else on the web is a copy of Blessed Pope John XXIII's encyclical on the necessity and promotion of Latin, Veterum Sapientiæ. You can find that here.

Now, if only I didn't need a dictionary open on my desk and a grammar within easy reach this would be the perfect resource.