Bl. Pope John XXIII: Latin Lover

From Ralph McInerny’s What Went Wrong with Vatican II:
“On the other hand, anyone who takes the trouble to discover what kind of man John XXIII really was will find it difficult to recognize the media persona with which he was invested. It is forgotten now that early in his papacy he issued a directive requiring Latin to be fully restored as the language of instruction in seminaries and pontifical institutions. His sense of the dignity and authority of the papal office is clear from the encyclical he wrote on Pope Leo I” (p. 7).

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