Italian prelate: suspend naming of baptismal sponsors to curb organized crime
Catholic World News - July 01, 2014
In an effort to curb the influence of the ’Ndrangheta, one of Italy’s most power organized-crime syndicates, a Calabrian prelate has proposed a 10-year suspension on the naming of godfathers at baptism.
Archbishop Giuseppe Morosini of Reggio Calabria-Bova believes that the syndicate wields influence on the next generation through the practice, and spoke recently with Pope Francis about his idea, according to the Associated Press.
The prelate said that Pope Francis has asked Calabria’s bishops for a written proposal.
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