Which pope said Latin is "worthy of being defended"

‎"The Latin language is assuredly worthy of being defended with great care instead of being scorned; for the Latin Church it is the most abundant source of Christian civilization and the richest treasury of piety…. We must not hold in low esteem these traditions of your fathers, which were your glory for centuries."

Pope Paul VI, Sacrificium Laudis, August 15, 1966, Epistle to Superiors General of Clerical Religious Institutes Bound to Choir, on the Celebration of the Divine Office in Latin
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Anonymous said...

See also John XXIII's Veterum Sapientia. Read it if you dare. It would shock most modern parish liturgists.