Pope Francis says Mafia members are ‘excommunicated’

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Pope Francis during a homily he delivered in Sibari, Italy, on June 21, 2014.

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Pope Francis during a homily he delivered in Sibari, Italy, on June 21, 2014.

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ROME (RNS) Francis' determination to challenge organized crime groups has provoked warnings that he himself could become a mafia target.