Memoir of Jewish boy taken from home by Pius IX altered in translation…

Posted April 20, 2018 10:25 pm by Editor

Memoir of Jewish boy taken from home by Pius IX altered in translation…

It’s an incident that has caused controversy for 160 years: A 6-year-old Jewish boy taken from his family by papal police and brought to Rome to be raised Catholic after Church authorities learned his housekeeper had secretly had him baptized. Now the case has reared its head again, with new evidence that memoirs the boy wrote as an adult were altered to take the edge off his anti-Semitic views and enhance details favorable to the Catholic Church…

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