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Bishops of Calabria join Pope in condemnation of organized crime

Catholic World News - July 18, 2014

Following up on the message of Pope Francis, the bishops of Italy's Calabria region have denounced organized crime as a "shameful scourge of society" and a "denial of the Gospel."

The Calabrian bishops' conference issued a statement applauding the Pontiff's condemnation of organized crime, saying that his words "appeared even more prophetic" in the light of a recent incident in which a religious procession stopped to honor an aged leader of the 'Ndrangheta crime family. The bishops said that popular devotions should be treasured, but must be shorn of the "encrustations and deviations" that can corrupt them.

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