Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Vatican employees sign up for Spanish lessons

Learning Pope Francis' native language becomes new trend
Spain's King Felipe VI shares a joke with Pope Francis while Queen Letizia looks on
during a private audience at the Vatican June 30. (Photo: Stefano Spaziani / CNS)
The Holy See has made a deal with the Cervantes Institute in Rome to give workers the option to learn Spanish. Sergio Rodriquez Lopez-Ros, director of the institute, says the demand is increasing.
"In talk with high-ranking officials and superiors, they've expressed they would like to read to the Pope, or hear him talk in his native language, so they don't miss out on anything he's trying to convey."
Read more about the trend here.

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