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Why Pius IX might be the 'most important pope' in modern church history

April 26, 2018 NPR

Pius IX became head of the Catholic church in 1846 and instituted the doctrine of Papal infallibility. In an interview with NPR's Terry Gross, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and professor David Kertzer said his exile led to the emergence of modern Italy.

Why Pius IX might be the 'most important pope' in modern church history (interview with David Kertzer) – NPR