July 21, 2014

Why is Pope Francis spending so much time going after the Mafia?

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Pope Francis’ upcoming second trip into Mafia territory has raised questions about his stance, papacy and personal safety. Creative Commons image by Catholic Church England and Wales

Creative Commons image by Catholic Church England and Wales

Pope Francis’ upcoming second trip into Mafia territory has raised questions about his stance, papacy and personal safety. Creative Commons image by Catholic Church England and Wales

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) With his second trip to the heart of Italy's Mafia country, experts are debating the impact of Pope Francis' uncompromising stance against organized crime and what it means for his papacy.