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Pope Francis Declares War On The Mafia

See Also Pope Francis journeyed Saturday to the heart of Italy’s biggest crime syndicate and declared that all mobsters are automatically excommunicated from the Catholic Church. During his one-day pilgrimage to the southern region of Calabria — the power base of the ‘ndrangheta, a global drug trafficking syndicate that enriches itself by extorting businesses and infiltrating public works contracts there — the pope made the stark announcement. “Those who go down the evil path, as the Mafiosi do, are not in communion with God. They are excommunicated,” he warned during his homily at an outdoor Mass. In addition Francis denounced the ‘ndrangheta…