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ROME (RNS) “Being a Christian is incompatible with having links to Mafia organizations,” said a Sicilian bishop who won't allow church funerals for convicted mobsters.

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Alessandro Speciale

Alessandro Speciale

Alessandro Speciale has been covering the Vatican since 2007 and wrote for Religion News Service from 2011-2013. Born in Rome, he studied literature at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Italy, and journalism at City University, London. He has appeared as an expert on Vatican affairs on CNN, BBC World and Al Jazeera English.

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