Posts Tagged ‘Calabria’

Mafia crooks banned as godparents in south Italy Comments 0

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Mafia criminals will not be able to serve as godparents at Baptisms or witnesses at Marriages in the southern Italian region of Calabria. The bishops of region have included the ban in a new set of pastoral guidelines. Persons convicted of Mafia-related crimes are also not permitted to carry statues in religious processions unless they Read more

Archbishop suggests ban on naming godfathers to combat mob Comments 0

Friday, July 4th, 2014

An Italian archbishop has proposed a 10-year moratorium on naming godfathers of baptised children, as a way to stem the influence of mob bosses. Archbishop Giuseppe Morosini of Reggio Calabria made the suggestion to Pope Francis last month. Initially the Pope rejected the proposal, but appears to have rethought the matter after visiting Calabria, home Read more