Posts Tagged ‘Anti-mafia’

Rome’s anti-mafia priest attacked by man with cleaver

Thursday, August 31st, 2023
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A man carrying a hammer and a meat cleaver attacked a high-profile anti-mafia priest in Rome during a march against organised crime this week. Father Antonio Coluccia is known for his efforts to rescue young people from the drug trade. Coluccia immediately vowed the assault won’t interrupt his work. “I will continue my fight which Read more

Vatican creates group to study separating mafia from the Catholic Church

Thursday, May 13th, 2021

The Vatican’s human development office has created a working group on the topic of the expulsion of criminal organizations from the Catholic Church. The eight-member group will study the ex-communication of the mafia, offering support to bishops around the world Read more

Pope wants to stop Mafia from exploiting symbols of the Virgin Mary

Monday, September 21st, 2020

A new Vatican group backed by Pope Francis is taking a whack at stopping Mafia members from exploiting the Virgin Mary and other Catholic imagery in order to recruit members and whitewash their dark underworld image. Read more

Anti-mafia judge to lead Vatican’s criminal tribunal

Monday, October 7th, 2019

Pope Francis has chosen one of Italy’s leading anti-mafia prosecutors as president of the Vatican’s criminal tribunal. Giuseppe Pignatone’s appointment came two days after Vatican police raided the Apostolic Palace and seized documents and computers from the secretariat of state. The raid included searches of the Vatican’s Financial Information Authority (AIF), which is tasked with Read more