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Convert or go to Hell, Pope tells mobsters

26 June 2014 | by Liz Dodd | Comments: 0

Pope Francis last week launched an attack on the Italian Mafia, saying that mobsters adore evil and are excommunicated.Speaking on Saturday at the end of a day trip to Calabria in southern Italy, home to the ’Ndrangheta, a Mafia-type ­criminal organisation, Francis said that mobsters had contempt for the common good and must be stopped. “This evil must be fought, must be expelled. It must be told no,” he said.He urged the Church to expend itself and commit to turning ­people away from organised crime. “Those who in their lives have taken this evil road, this road of evil, such as the mobsters, they are not in communion with God, they are excommunicated,” he added, in one of the strongest condemnations of Mafiosi since St John Paul II spoke out against ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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