Will we reach people speaking Latin?

During the debate on liturgy, French Bishop Alfred Ancel spoke in favour of the use of the vernacular.

May the Council Fathers who are not involved in ministry remember that a great number of Christians only rarely over the course of their lives enter a church. Is it by speaking Latin that we will be able to reach them?


Stefan Gigacz, The Leaven in the Council, Chapter 7, The Council opens without Cardijn (Australian Cardijn Institute)


Alfred Ancel / Bibliothèque Municipale de Lyon

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