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Case of Jewish boy taken by pope flares over doctored memoir

April 20, 2018 The Atlantic

Professor David Kertzer in The Atlantic, "Today, the Edgardo Mortara episode continues to roil the Roman Catholic Church and Catholic-Jewish relations. For those in the Church unhappy with the relatively progressive path the current pontiff is set upon, Pius IX remains a hero, the model of a pope who would risk all to stand up for the eternal verities of the faith. Those who take a different view should know that the translation of Edgardo’s memoir is not a faithful one." 

The Doctored 'Memoir' of a Jewish Boy Kidnapped by the Vatican – The Atlantic

'Pope and Mussolini' Tells The 'Secret History' of Fascism and The Church – RIPR

Case of Jewish boy taken by pope flares over doctored memoir (comments by David Kertzer) – Associated Press

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