Reporter first on pope story, thanks to her Latin skills

Reporter first on pope story, thanks to her Latin skills

Interesting tangent to all of the media coverage going on this week about the Pope resigning.  The Italian reporter who got the scoop was listening to seemingly routine papal announcements in Latin–she initially doubted her listening skills and told herself “you misunderstood” (link to CNN story).

I especially liked the line from her employer: “[I]t took confidence to trust that she heard what she thought she heard.”   Definitely food for thought for language learners everywhere!

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