Associate Professor of Political Economics at the University of Milano, Italy
Carlo Mortara is the great-grand nephew of Edgardo Mortara, the Jewish boy kidnapped by the Inquisition in 1858 and whose story is told in the fourth episode of the series Secret Files of the Inquisition. He represents the Mortara family which continues to campaign for an apology from the Vatican for Edgardo's abduction and against the canonization of Pius IX in 2000 by Pope John Paul II.
Carlo Mortara states: “We suffered when we saw the beatification of somebody who made us suffer. And we felt it was quite inappropriate in the case of Pius IX. I don’t understand that a child can be taken away unwillingly from his family who are contrary to it.”
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