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Vatican Prepares ‘St Teresa’ Stamp

The Vatican will anticipate the canonisation of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta with a special postage stamp, which will be released on September 2, two days before Pope Francis officially declares her a saint. The Vatican Philatelic and Numismatic Office announced the stamp’s release on Friday and distributed initial images of it.

Which Languages Do Most People Want to Learn?

A new map gives us an easy way to visualize how languages grew as cultural, economic and religious influences spread around the world. According to the data is this graphic map, the distribution of languages closely follows patterns of human migration, colonization and religious influence. The Romans spread the use of Latin across Europe and the Mediterranean basin as their empire grew. Latin has fallen out of common use but it is still the basis for many of the most frequently spoken languages.