In 1854, Pope Pius IX gifted to America an engraved piece of marble. It was to be
embedded within the walls of the Washington Monument, then under construction. Instead,
the stone was stolen, smashed and thrown into the Potomac River. It was never to
be seen again, except for one small, secret fragment. Learn about its fateful legacy
in THE POPE’S STONE, a new historical novel by author Marc Kuhn.