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Would the Mafia target Pope Francis over Vatican reforms? - CNN.com

www.cnn.com/2013/11/15/opinion/mafia-pope-dickie/

Nov 15, 2013 ... "I don't know if organized criminals have the capability to do something to the Pope. But they are certainly thinking about it."

Would the Mafia ever order a hit on Pope Francis? - The Week

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Jun 23, 2014 ... La Cosa Nostra didn't try to kill John Paul II — though Turkish gunman Mehmet Ali ... Pope Francis' efforts to reform the Vatican Bank, or Institute for Religious ... But the murder of a modern-day pope over money wouldn't be ...

Pope Francis 'is mafia target after campaigning against corruption ...

www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/13/pope-francis-mafia-target-corruption

Nov 13, 2013 ... Prosecutor says pope's attempt to bring transparency to Vatican is ... Pope Francis's crusade against corruption has made him a target for Italy's all-powerful mafia clans, ... has backed reform at the Vatican's bank, which has been suspected for years ... "There is no affiliation rite that does not...

Pope Francis Not in Danger From Mafia, Vatican Says - ABC News

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Nov 14, 2013 ... Pope Not in Danger From Mafia, Vatican Says. ... Pope Francis could be a target of Italian organized crime because his reforms threaten what one mafia ... "There is no concrete reason that would lead us to worry. ... A number of Italian judicial investigations over the years, however, have documented the ...

Pope Francis May Be Risking His Life by Taking on the Mafia - The ...

www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/06/23/pope-francis-may-be-risking-his-life-by-taking-on-the-mafia.html

Jun 23, 2014 ... Pope Francis May Be Risking His Life by Taking on the Mafia ... to guide the Cosa Nostra from his secret hideout to kill, threaten, extort and rob. ... act and the pope's words did not reflect a change in Canon law on the matter). ... Reform- minded Francis has not been afraid to tackle the Vatican's burgeoning ...

Mozzarella Mamma The Catholic Church and the Mafia - Mozzarella ...

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Mar 24, 2014 ... Pope Francis arrives for a meeting with relatives of innocent mafia victims ... in Rome's St. Gregorio VII church, just outside the Vatican, Friday, March 21, 2014. .... kill anyone, especially because he would have to answer personally for ... the Calabria region in Southern Italy said that Pope Francis' reform...

Pope Francis targeted by Italian mafia | Morocco World News

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Nov 13, 2013 ... According to leading anti-mob prosecutor Nicola Gratteri, the Italian mafia is not pleased and might take actions against him. ... to bring down financial corruption in the Vatican has angered the bosses of the 'Ndrangheta. ... Pope Francis, who is in favor of “a poor church”, wants a reform of the Vatican's ban...

Mafia planning to kill Pope Francis, it has been claimed | Daily Mail ...

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2505993/Mafia-planning-kill-Pope-Francis-claimed.html

Nov 13, 2013 ... The prosecutor admitted that the mafia would not necessarily be capable of such a strike, with the Vatican security services some of the best in the world. .... Rain, rain, go away: Jennifer Garner struggles to jump over a huge ...

What the excommunication of Italian mafia members could mean for ...

www.ncronline.org/blogs/ncr-today/what-excommunication-italian-mafia-members-could-mean-francis-his-catholics

Jun 24, 2014 ... This weekend, Pope Francis found a gesture to rival these mafia ... corruption and reforming Vatican finances, "they will seriously consider it. ... "If something is to happen to one of mine, I want them to kill me. .... To fret over the pope's safety is to assign an importance to his juridical action it m...

Pope Francis shuns security and pomp in visit to Italian leader - CBS ...

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Nov 14, 2013 ... Francis' simple blue Ford Focus and the small Vatican motorcade pulled up ... Francis' financial house-cleaning might make him a target for Italy's mob, ... He said he didn't know if the Mafia could target the pope, "but certainly they're thinking about it. ... Serbia strikes war-like tone with ...