If You Know Your Latin at Vatican ATM’s, Dominus Providebit

Vatican Automatic Teller Machines in Latin Institute for the Works of Religion

The Vatican Bank (officially known as the Institute for the Works of Religion) is the only bank in the world that allows the user to select “Latin” as the language of choice.

Dominus providebit — the Lord will provide.

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