I understand that nowadays some priests do not learn Latin at seminary, and others may have some courses in it but never become very fluent or are not interested. This doesn’t bother me, since priests nowadays can say Mass and read their breviary in the vernacular, and since St. John Vianney, the patron of parish priests, was reportedly a bad student of Latin (although since he would have had to, at minimum, say Mass and read his breviary in Latin, he was probably still light years ahead of the average priests today). I am sure a priest can still be a good priest without being a big Latin scholar.
However, I did wonder the following:
Do priests who study/ do well at Latin have an advantage for advancing within the priesthood to jobs with the Vatican or positions as bishops?
How do the priests who don’t study or don’t do well at Latin read Vatican documents in Latin? Do they always have to rely on the translated versions?