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Organized crime, mafia in Italy, elsewhere has always looked for ill-gotten...

VATICAN CITY -- The mafia's practice of exploiting vulnerable people during times of crisis is a real danger caused by the coronavirus pandemic in...

Pope, in Sicily, honors priest martyred by Mafia

PALERMO, Sicily (CNS) -- Honoring a priest shot at point-blank range by the Mafia, Pope Francis insisted that true happiness and a real change...

Diocese in Italy seeks to keep mafia out of Easter processions

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The bishop of a southern Italian diocese has issued new directives aimed at keeping the mafia out of this...

After pope’s condemnation of mafia, bishop bans religious processions

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — A bishop in Calabria has ordered an end to all religious processions in his diocese after 30 men carrying...

Pope condemns mafia, says members are excom-municated

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- In the stronghold of an Italian crime syndicate believed to be richer and more powerful than the Sicilian...

Priests on front line in Italy’s battle against Mafias

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis’ dramatic appearance at a March prayer vigil with the families of Mafia victims, where he said he...

Pope tells Mafiosi to ‘weep and convert’

Catholic News Service ROME — Surrounded by survivors of innocent people killed by the Mafia, Pope Francis made an emotional appeal to Italian gangsters to...

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