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Popes have long warned that Mafia members have effectively excommunicated themselves by committing grave sins

Police said Fr Edoardo Scordio was the ‘organiser of a true system of exploitation of public funds destined for the migrant emergency’

Pope Francis said that the Church needed to hear the voices of young people

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The Pope addressed the Pontifical Academy of Sciences during a seminar on drug abuse prevention

Mafia boss Bernardo Provenzano may have been able to quote scripture, but that’s no indication of his piety

Canon Law makes it clear that funerals should be refused to ‘manifest sinners to whom a Church funeral could not be granted without public scandal to the faithful’

Fr Giancarlo Manieri, who celebrated the requiem mass for Vittorio Casamonica, said he was unaware of what was going to happen outside his church

Esteem for Italy’s heroic and altruistic rescue of hundreds of thousands of migrants has surely grown all over Europe

Pope says Holy Year of Mercy is ‘a time to offer everyone the way of forgiveness and reconciliation’