Victoria Secular Humanist Assn.

South Vancouver Island

Sun. November 7th, 2010 12:00pm - 1:30pm

In 1858 a six year-old Jewish boy, Edgardo Mortara, was removed from his parents' home in Bolgna, Italy on the orders of the Inquisition. He was taken to Rome and held by the Catholic Church. When his father found where he was incarcerated, he was told by the authorities that his son was now a Christian and that he, a Jew, could have him back only if he and his wife converted to Christianity. So began a long struggle that ended as late as 1940 when Edgardo died in Belgium, aged 88.

Cost: Free Category: Speakers & Seminars
Location: Strathcona Hotel, Douglas & Broughton, Victoria, B.C. More Info: Jim Skinner


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