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Pope Francis delivered a condemning message to Italy’s most powerful Mafia affiliation on Saturday, calling it an example of "the adoration of evil" and saying Mafiosi "are excommunicated." "This evil must be fought against, it must be pushed aside. We must say no to it,” the pope told a crowd, gathered at a mass in Cassano all'Ionio, a southern Italian town overrun by the ‘Ndrangheta Mafia.
"Those who, in their lives, follow this path of evil, as mafiosi do, are not in communion with God. They are excommunicated," Pope Francis said in unprepared comments at a mass before tens of thousands of people. His planned comments included allusions to the evils of abusing money and power, but did not reference the Mafia directly.
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
with that said, i don't deal with the italian criminals where I am. My perception is that they mostly don't bother folks who don't choose to participate with them. The whole "soldier" idea.
originally posted by: UNIT76
a reply to: dashen
funny you put it that way..
..ever seen the movie, dune?