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

April 16, 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 (written by David Kertzer) – The Atlantic