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Why Some Catholics Defend the Kidnapping of a Jewish Boy

Why Some Catholics Defend the Kidnapping of a Jewish Boy

The Atlantic - Anna Momigliano

It’s not about the Church’s relationship with Jews. It’s about the culture war inside the Church. One summer evening in 1858, the police showed up at the home of a Jewish family in Bologna, Italy, and took their six-year-old child. Authorities had discovered that the child, Edgardo Mortara, had been …

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