Sicilian bishop: no funerals for Mafia figures
Catholic World News - June 24, 2013
Known Mafia figures will be denied church funerals in the Diocese of Arcireale, in Sicily, Bishop Antonio Raspanti has announced.
"Being a Christian is incompatible with having links to Mafia organizations," the bishop said. His policy will apply to criminals who have been convicted and have not made any public display of repentance.
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