We're offering a prize to the reader who can come up with the best translation

For the first time in the 125-year history of The Catholic Herald we have published a full front-page report in Latin.

The article in this week’s edition, which focuses on a topical Vatican event, was written by Harry Mount, the brilliant and genial author of the bestselling book Amo, Amas, Amat… and All That.

Here is the report:

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Mirabile dictu! Latinitas redit

Civitas Vaticana editionem primam actorum diurnorum Latinorum recreatorum, Latinitatem, aperuit.
Editio nova praefationem a Francisco Papa adscribit, qui 180,000 sectatores eius tabularii Latini, Strepitus, habet.

Latinitas quater quotannis vulgatur et litteras de historia, libris, lingua et scientiis continet. Acta diurna in parte, Diarium Latinum, quoque continet. Ad ecclesiae linguam publicam promendam in MCMLIII fundata est. Editio nova litteras in lingua Italica Anglicaque primum habebit.

Editionem novam nuntians, Cardinalis Gianfrancus Ravasius Italicum Communem, Antonium Gramscium, interpretatus est, dicens, “Linguam Latinam aut Graecam non studes ut eas dicas. Id facis ut cum populorum duorum, qui societatis novae fundamenta erant, humanitate convenias; id est, eas studes ut tu sis et te cognoscas.”

What do you make of it? If reading it was a breeze, we invite you to offer a translation in the comments below. We’ll send a prize to whoever does the best job. The competition closes on Monday and we’ll announce the winner on Tuesday.

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