Pope calls on Mafia gangsters to convert to God

A day after the beatification of a Sicilian priest killed by the Mafia, Pope Francis called for “these gangsters” to convert to God.

Father Giuseppe Puglisi, who was murdered by Sicilian Mafia in 1993, was beatified in Palermo on May 25.

Shocked by his death and inspired by his example, many of Sicily’s priests began to follow his methods of winning people away from the influence of the Mafia mob.

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