Pope’s mafia ‘excommunication’ a call to conversion, priests explain

Vatican City, Jun 25, 2014 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis' statement Saturday that mafiosi are “excommunicated” was a reflection of theology rather than canon law, and acted as a call to conversion for those in organized crime, priests have said. Pope Francis visited the Diocese of Cassano all'Jonio, in the southern Italian region of Calabria, June 21. The diocese has been profoundly affected by the its local organized crime group, the 'Ndrangheta;  … [Read more...]