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Pope Francis gesticulates during yesterday's Angelus address (AP)

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ITALY MAFIA TRIAL

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Pope Benedict XVI condemns the mafia

Pontiff speaks out against the ‘path of death’ of organised crime

Pope visits Sicily

Pope Benedict XVI condemns the mafia during a one-day trip to Palermo in Sicily

Pope Benedict XVI arrives to celebrate Mass in Palermo, Sicily, on Sunday (Photo: CNS)

Pope Benedict XVI tells young people during a one-day trip to Sicily: ‘Don’t be afraid to fight evil’

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