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Sicilian bishop: no funerals for Mafia figures

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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  • Posted by: dagbat - Jun. 24, 2013 11:17 PM ET USA

    All the US Bishops should emulate this decision for the many high profile Catholics in government, media, and academia, who lead Catholics astray by openly supporting or encouraging intrinsic evils such as abortion.