Pope Francis takes aim at MafiaSubmitted by emalvini on Sun, 05/26/2013 - 20:49
Pope Francis takes aim at Mafia
CBS/AP/ May 26, 2013, 7:59 AM
VATICAN CITY Pope Francis has hailed a priest murdered by the Sicilian Mafia and urged mobsters to stop exploiting people in criminal rackets including prostitution.
The pontiff exhorted Mafiosi to change their ways, issuing the call Sunday, a day after the beatification of an Italian priest in Palermo who was slain in 1993 by mobsters after he defiantly preached against the Mafia in a neighborhood where Cosa Nostra held sway.