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Screenshot of the funeral of Vittorio Casamonica.

Rome angered over 'Godfather' themed funeral for alleged mob boss

An outlandish funeral for an alleged Italian mob boss, complete with a horse-drawn carriage, flower petals strewn from a helicopter... Read more

Pompeii with Mt Vesuvius in the background.

Here's what the Church in Pompei is doing about the mafia

Archbishop Tommaso Caputo of Pompei said that his diocese has welcomed the Pope’s recent condemnation of organized crime and has... Read more

Pope Francis meets with members of the Italian diocese of Cassano all’Jonio Feb 21, 2015.

If you are in organized crime, you are not a Christian, Pope says

You cannot call yourself a true believer if you participate in organized crime, Pope Francis told members of the Cassano... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 28, 2014.

Vatican dismisses Italian news report on papal interview

The Vatican spokesperson said that the Pope’s words as reported in the Italian newspaper “La Repubblica” cannot be considered with... Read more

Italian Carabinieri police participate in a June 6, 2014 audience with Pope Francis.

Calabrian police take stand against mafia following Pope's visit

Two weeks after Pope Francis’ harsh condemnation of mafia corruption in the Italian region of Calabria, police abandoned a Marian... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square prior to a General Audience, May 22, 2013.

Pope Francis expresses solidarity with victims of mafia violence

At a Friday meeting and prayer vigil with families of mafia victims, Pope Francis shared his sympathy with them, and... Read more


Priest in Italy suspects mafia behind attack on parish

A priest in southern Italy believes that local mafia members may be behind a recent attack on his parish after... Read more