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A mesmerizing story gets little narrative flair
In 1998, Pope John Paul II opened the secret archives of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith–better known to you as the Inquisition–to outside researchers. The following year, German historian Hubert Wolf found something that, as they say on the Internet, will blow your mind. Wolf tells of his discovery in The Nuns of Sant’Ambrogio, first published in 2013 in German and now available in English in a translation by Ruth Martin.