11 January 2024, The Tablet

The popes’ iron grip

An enthralling account of the Catholic Church’s clash with modernity

The popes’ iron grip

Bullied: Pope Clement XIV.
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Losing a Kingdom, Gaining the World: The Catholic Church in the Age of Revolution and Democracy AMBROGIO A. CAIANI (apollo, 560 PP, £30)
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