Edgardo Mortara

Old Kidnapping, New Dispute

06/13/2002 - 20:00
Staff Writer
The fight over Edgardo Mortara is heating up again 144 years after Vatican police abducted the 6-year-old Jewish boy from his family's home in Bologna. At that time, the dispute was about who should raise the child, his parents or the Catholic Church. Today, it's a legal battle over who should tell the story.  

Sainthood Moves Could Harm Catholic-Jewish Ties

09/07/2000 - 20:00
Staff Writer
Jewish leaders worldwide continue to express outrage and sadness over the Vatican’s action to bring 19th century Pope Pius IX — who called Jews “dogs” and conspired in the kidnapping of a Jewish child — one step closer to sainthood.
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