Edgardo Mortara
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Edgardo Mortara

Edgardo Levi Mortara was born as an Italian Jew and became the center of an international controversy when he was abducted from his parents by authorities of the Papal States and raised as a Catholic. He became a priest in the Augustinian order. Born and raised Jewish during the first six years of his life, Mortara was taken from his family by church authorities after they learned that he had been given emergency baptism by a domestic servant during a serious infant...

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