Posts Tagged ‘mob’

Pope Francis vs. Mafia: No Piety Among Mobsters

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Pope Francis didn’t mince words during a recent visit to Calabria in southern Italy. Speaking of those responsible for one of the most horrific crimes Italy has seen in years — the murder of 3-year-old Nicola Campolongo, together with his grandfather and another adult, in a drug-related Mafia hit — the pope said the killers represent […]

Italy’s President Warns of Return of 1970s-Style Violence

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano walks at the Carthage Palace in Tunis

(Reuters) – Italy risks falling back into the kind of political violence that scarred the country during the 1970s, President Giorgio Napolitano said on Wednesday at a commemoration for anti-mafia judge Giovanni Falcone who was murdered 20 years ago. Speaking days after a deadly bomb attack on a school named after Falcone’s wife, who died with him […]

Italian Mafia Boss’s Tomb Exhumed in Search of Missing Girl

Italian girl Emanuela Orlandi is believed to have been kidnapped in Rome in 1983 when she was 15

Forensic teams and marble workers have pried open a mobster’s tomb in the basilica Sant’Apollinare in Rome, searching for clues that might help to solve one of Italy‘s greatest mysteries. Fifteen-year-old Emanuela Orlandi, the daughter of a Vatican bank functionary, disappeared in 1983 on her way to a music lesson. Her body has never been found, and […]