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latinitas Front cover of the review "Latinitas"

The Pontifical Academy Latinitatis has begun publishing its new review Latinitas, under the direction of Ivan Dionigi with the collaboration of Paolo d'Alessandro and Mario De Nonno. It is available from

It was presented to the Press on Friday 8 Novembe 2013, in the Holy See Press Office with the participation of Card. Gianfranco Ravasi, Prof. Ivano Dionigi, and Mr Valerio Massimo Manfredi.

Motu propio "Latina Lingua"

LITTERAE APOSTOLICAE MOTU PROPRIO DATAE "LATINA LINGUA" De Pontificia Academia Latinitatis condenda 1. Latina Lingua permagni ab Ecclesia Catholica Romanisque Pontificibus usque est aestimata, quandoquidem ipsorum propria habita est lingua, qui eandem cognoscendam et... Read more


Instituted by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI with the Apostolic Letter Motu Proprio “Latina Lingua of 10 November 2012, the Academy has the task of “supporting the commitment for a greater awareness and more competent use of Latin, in the ecclesial area and in wider culture” (Latina Lingua, 4).

Knowledge of Latin is important today for the study of sources of many ecclesiastical disciplines, such as, for example Theology, Liturgy, Patristics and Canon Law.

The Pontifical Academy of Latin incentivises the use of study methods apt for today's people and promotes a network of support between formation institutions and academic institutions, with a view to making the most of the patrimony of Latin civilisation.


Sede:  Via della Conciliazione 5, 00120 Città del Vaticano


The offices are open normally on Monday (09:00-12:00) and Thursday (15:00-18:00)

President: Prof. Ivano  Dionigi

Secretary: Don Roberto Spataro S.D.B.,