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Pope Francis takes aim at the Mafia
CBS News ^ | May 26, 2013 | CBS Interactive Inc

Posted on 05/26/2013 4:12:08 PM PDT by skimbell

...The pontiff exhorted Mafiosi to change their ways, issuing the call Sunday, a day after the beatification of an Italian priest in Palermo who was slain in 1993 by mobsters after he defiantly preached against the Mafia...

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: italy; mafia; ndrangheta; organizedcrime; popefrancis; popefrancisi
Pope ought to get 0 to help. Remember when "The One" first ascended into the presidency? First thing he and (With)Holder did was take out the east coast Mafia for their homeboys in Chicago. It ended as fast as it started. 0 was only interested in helping the boys back home.
1 posted on 05/26/2013 4:12:08 PM PDT by skimbell
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To: skimbell

Mafia is running/controlling our government.


2 posted on 05/26/2013 4:23:08 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: skimbell

I’ll make you a novina you can’t refuse.


3 posted on 05/26/2013 4:38:58 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: skimbell
First thing he and (With)Holder did was take out the east coast Mafia for their homeboys in Chicago. It ended as fast as it started. 0 was only interested in helping the boys back home.

And violent crime is now almost nonexistent in the Windy City

4 posted on 05/26/2013 4:56:33 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (To attempt to have intercourse with a hornet's nest is a very bad idea)
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To: NYer; monkapotamus; All

See NYER


5 posted on 05/26/2013 5:01:04 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: skimbell

Could be like this ROFL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYnRBX2Trtk

Or THIS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voNs3aHZmQM


6 posted on 05/26/2013 5:03:04 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: skimbell

You mean introducton of Casino where we see the bosses for the first time those guys

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN6mp2NjMhs


7 posted on 05/26/2013 5:04:23 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Christie at the beach
"...Mafia is running/controlling our government....."

Which began with the Kennedy administration.....who were basically put in power by the Mafia....only to be abruptly taken out of power, after they doublecrossed their benefactors.

8 posted on 05/26/2013 5:07:51 PM PDT by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: onyx

Fyi


9 posted on 05/26/2013 5:10:23 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then)
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To: Victor

And look how that ended!


10 posted on 05/26/2013 5:12:49 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then)
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To: Victor

If you believe old story Sam Giancaia Mafia whack Kennedy


11 posted on 05/26/2013 5:13:29 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: skimbell
The Mafia has rules and who they can hit.He's just a Pope to them.Been threatened by them but heard a woman with children are off limits.
12 posted on 05/26/2013 5:17:12 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: skimbell

Did the pope says the Mafiosos could go to Heaven if the just do good works?


13 posted on 05/26/2013 5:38:57 PM PDT by Old Yeller
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To: SevenofNine
Good story as any....I do have on good authority that Cuba was the first Las Vegas, and that Kennedy was put in office to basically protect those interests.

He failed.

Not only that, his brother went after many Mob figures and put them in jail...

You do the math....

14 posted on 05/26/2013 5:39:38 PM PDT by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: skimbell

The Pope needs to contact Mrs. Slick Willy and have her write one of her “strongly worded letters” to the Mafia ... that should straighten them out real quickly.


15 posted on 05/26/2013 5:49:06 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Truth - the new hate speech!)
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To: Old Yeller

Nope.


16 posted on 05/26/2013 6:17:35 PM PDT by RPTMS
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To: Victor

There another story that JFK made Frank Sinatra a fool that other reason too


17 posted on 05/26/2013 6:18:28 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: skimbell
My concerns:

1. Militant Homosexuals

2. Islamists

3. Communists, Marxists, etc.

4. Progressives

2,854,646. The Mafia

18 posted on 05/26/2013 6:24:26 PM PDT by RPTMS
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To: Old Yeller; skimbell
Only --- as Pope Francis said --- if, "little by little," they approach closer to the Source of all Good and are "redeemed" through "the Blood of Christ". He wants to make their approach and encounter possible: with Jesus Christ. Redeemer of the World.

Helps to read the whole statement; unfortunately, that's more than the media will give.

19 posted on 05/26/2013 6:40:15 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("In Christ we form one body, and each member belongs to all the others." Romans 12:5)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

At some point they’ll need to make the radical step of putting their trust in Christ rather than in self or world (or, as applicable, though most Mafia are not satanists, devil). They need to start getting the Holy Spirit.


20 posted on 05/26/2013 7:18:45 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

That’s the only hope for all of us.


21 posted on 05/27/2013 9:05:32 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("In Christ we form one body, and each member belongs to all the others." Romans 12:5)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I concur. I salute the preachers (and laymen) of any earthly Christian worship community who are willing to stick their spiritual necks out and admonish and appeal to dangerous practitioners of evil to come to the Lord and get right.


22 posted on 05/27/2013 9:21:37 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

... and in this case, Roman Catholics are the Christian community closest to the situation. It’s happening in their back yard. If they wouldn’t step up to the plate then the Lord would raise another witness... fortunately Pope Francis seems to be taking this matter seriously in the Lord. Don’t let the Mafia use Roman Catholicism as a cloak for evil. Raise a witness for the Lord that tells them to come to Him and get right with Him. I concur in your prayers that these Mafioso will do so.


23 posted on 05/27/2013 9:29:30 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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