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ROME (RNS) Catholic bishops condemned the detour of the traditional procession, which carried a statue of the Madonna past the house of 82-year-old Peppe Mazzagatti, a Mafia boss under house arrest.


  1. […] Spiritual procession previous Mafia boss' residence irks Italy's Catholic clergy Oppido Mamertina Mayor Domenico Giannetta, middle, flanked at left by Italian Carabinieri officer Andrea Marino, walks throughout a spiritual procession in Oppido Mamertina in southern Italy's Calabria area. In obvious defiance of Pope Francis, the … Learn extra on Religion News Service […]

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