Pope Benedict

John Whelpton teaches one of his Latin students, Ashley Chan. Photo: Dickson Lee

Linguist discovers new papal pickle

When scholar John Whelpton and his small band of Latin linguists sit down at their next meeting on Friday in Kowloon Tong, it won't exactly be a papal conclave, but it will examine a very thorny question: did the first pope to stand down in 600 years get his resignation speech grammatically correct?