Sicily bishop forbids church funerals for mobsters

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Image of The Godfather-like stencil reading "The Church" courtesy Horia Varlan via Flickr.

Image of The Godfather-like stencil reading "The Church" courtesy Horia Varlan via Flickr.

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ROME (RNS) “Being a Christian is incompatible with having links to Mafia organizations,” said a Sicilian bishop who won't allow church funerals for convicted mobsters.