What's this? / Report Bad Ads
Latest News
Pope Francis

Complete program of pope's trip to Fatima on May 12-13

March 20, 2017. The Vatican has published Pope Francis' program for his upcoming trip to Fatima.
Pope Francis

Pope Francis will travel to Egypt from 28 to 29 April 2017

March 18, 2017. In response to the invitation from the President of the Republic, the Bishops of the Catholic Church, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II and the Grand Imam of the Mosque of Al Azhar, Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed el-Tayyib, Pope Francis will make an Apostolic trip to the Arab Republic of Egypt from 28 to 29 April 2017, visiting the city of Cairo. The programme of the trip will be published shortly.
Pope Francis

Pope to meet with most powerful European leaders on March 24

March 3, 2017. On March 24 a historic meeting will take place between the pope and many of the most powerful heads of government throughout Europe. The meeting was announced by the Director of the Press Office of the Holy See, Greg Burke and will begin at 6 p.m. in the Sala Regia of the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican.

Learning Latin, Greek and Hebrew in Rome

2012-07-28

A total of 88 students from all over the world, came to Rome precisely to study these language courses. It's unique because here, under one same roof, students are taught different levels of Latin, Ancient Greek and Hebrew.

Even though they are considered 'dead languages', here they make an effort to preserve  them, since they are the base of our civilization.

CHRISTOPHE RICO
Director of the Polis Institute (Jerusalem) ENGLISH ORIG 05 '48''

"The situation is the following one, we have like the whole library of Alexandria which is locked- we have lost the key of that library of Alexandria, and the key is the knowledge of ancient languages. Either we know those ancient languages or we don't have access to all this wealth of texts that are the ground of our civilization.”

The teaching technique is unique. Instructors make an effort to teach the language as if it were a modern one, and that includes a total immersion from day one.

PAULUS VILLAOSLADA
Moderator Circuli Latini Matritensis

"It's very useful to learn this way because it's much more fun and efficient. The students have all different levels, there are those with some prior knowledge, while others have to start from scratch. It's an approach to learning a language that is very playful, even though it may be a dead language, we enjoy it in the classroom.”

One could argue, learning these languages may not be very useful. But interestingly, this year, the number of enrolled students doubled. Next year roughly 100 are expected.


JP/ DC/KLH
 RR
-
-PR