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Pope Francis

Excommunicates Italian Mafia

21 Jun, 2014

Francis announces that Italian Mafia members are excommunicated and no longer a part of the Catholic Church. Excommunication excludes Catholics from the church and can be imposed by church authorities for serious offenses. No Pope has ever discussed the issue of excommunication and the Mafia.

Those who in their life have gone along the evil ways, as in the case of the Mafia, they are not with God, they are excommunicated.