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Italian Mafia's New Target: Pope Francis?

Italian Mafia's New Target: Pope Francis?
Posted November 14th, 2013 @ 7:04am by Arden Dier, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– Pope Francis' anti-corruption stance could put him at risk from "the most dangerous, most unified, and most difficult to penetrate" mafia clan in Italy, an Italian prosecutor tells the Washington Post. As "Pope Francis is dismantling centers of economic power in the Vatican," mobsters are "nervous and agitated" that their dealings with corrupt bishops could come to an end, says prosecutor Nicola Gratteri, who's battled the 'Ndrangheta mob clan, told an Italian daily, per the Guardian. "I don't know if organized crime is in a position to do something, but certainly they are thinking about it."

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