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The Church refused give Edith Piaf a Catholic funeral in 1963 (PA)

By refusing a Catholic funeral to a mafioso one is making a powerful point about the sinful nature of the mafia itself

Priebke's funeral last week (AP)

The heroism and sacrifice of priests living under the Nazis is forgotten

Police hold back protestors at the funeral (AP)

Diocese of Rome had refused a public funeral

Pope Francis (AP)

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Bishop Bernard Fellay, superior general of the SSPX (AP)

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