Italian priest, unfazed by death threats, goes after the Mafia

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Pope Francis shakes hands with the Rev. Luigi Ciotti, founder of the Italian anti-Mafia group Libera, at Rome's Church of St. Gregory VII on March 21, 2014. Photo by Paul Haring, courtesy of Catholic News Service

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ROME (RNS) The Rev. Luigi Ciotti has had police escorts before, but when a notorious Sicilian boss issued a death threat from his jail cell a couple of months ago, the authorities immediately doubled Ciotti's protection.