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VATICAN INSIDER AND FR. REGGIE, A PAPAL LATINIST FOR 40 YEARS – POPE RECEIVES U.S. AMBASSADOR GINGRICH ON FAREWELL VISIT – VATICAN MUSEUMS LOOKING TOWARDS REOPENING IN FEBRUARY

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VATICAN INSIDER AND FR. REGGIE, A PAPAL LATINIST FOR 40 YEARS

You will not want to miss the interview segment of “Vatican Insider” this weekend as I pay tribute to the late Fr. Reginald Foster, the celebrated Latinist to the Popes. Fr. Reggie, as he loved to be called, died Christmas Day at St. Ann’s home where he had lived for a number of years in his native Milwaukee. He was 81. I spent some delightful time in Milwaukee with him two years ago and you heard Part I of our conversation last weekend. Tune in this weekend for Part II – and hear how I ended our meeting in Latin!

Father also loved to be called by his name in Latin, Reginaldus! In addition, he was famous for wearing the clothing of several generations of plumbers in his family instead of the habit of a Discalced Carmelite! He worked…

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