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    • The Pope and Mussolini

    • The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe
    • By: David I. Kertzer
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From National Book Award finalist David I. Kertzer comes the gripping story of Pope Pius XI’s secret relations with Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. This groundbreaking work, based on seven years of research in the Vatican and Fascist archives, including reports from Mussolini’s spies inside the highest levels of the Church, will forever change our understanding of the Vatican’s role in the rise of Fascism in Europe.

    Non-member price: $45.70

    • The Pope Who Would Be King

    • The Exile of Pius IX and the Emergence of Modern Europe
    • By: David I. Kertzer
    • Narrated by: Will Damron
    • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
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    Only two years after Pope Pius IX’s election in 1846 had triggered great popular enthusiasm across Italy, the pope found himself a virtual prisoner in his own palace. The revolutions that swept through Europe and shook Rome threatened to end the popes’ thousand-year reign over the Papal States, if not the papacy itself. The resulting drama was rife with treachery, tragedy, and international power politics. David Kertzer, one of the world’s foremost experts on the history of Italy and the Vatican, brings this pivotal moment vividly to life.

    Non-member price: $43.89

    • Die Entführung des Edgardo Mortara

    • Ein Kind in der Gewalt des Vatikan
    • By: David I. Kertzer
    • Narrated by: Sabrina Gander
    • Length: 17 hrs and 58 mins
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    Bologna im Jahre 1858: Edgardo Mortara, der sechsjährige Sohn eines jüdischen Kaufmanns, wird von der Polizei entführt und von der Inquisition in ein römisches Kloster gebracht. Weil ein katholisches Hausmädchen behauptet hat, sie habe den Jungen getauft, soll er auf eine geistliche Laufbahn vorbereitet werden. Die Entführung des Edgardo Mortara war kein Einzelfall, aber diesmal löste die Skrupellosigkeit der Kirche internationale Proteste aus und leitete schließlich den Untergang der weltlichen Macht des Vatikans ein.

    Non-member price: $18.89