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Pope to Mafia: Stop the Violence or Go to Hell
NBC News ^ | 3/21

Posted on 03/21/2014 3:37:12 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Pope Francis delivered a fire-and-brimstone message to the Mafia on Friday: "Repent."

"Blood-stained money, blood-stained power — you can't bring it with you to your next life," the pontiff said during a prayer vigil in Rome for victims of mob violence.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News
KEYWORDS: italy; judgemental; mafia; ndrangheta; pope; popefrancis; smallmindedrules

1 posted on 03/21/2014 3:37:12 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Nice thoughts but I don’t think they are too worried.


2 posted on 03/21/2014 3:43:43 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: nickcarraway
...you can't bring it with you to your next life...

And if you try, I'll steal it from your casket.

3 posted on 03/21/2014 3:43:50 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: nickcarraway

Who is he to judge?


4 posted on 03/21/2014 3:45:49 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: sitetest

lol


5 posted on 03/21/2014 3:48:51 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: nickcarraway

Did he not ever read The Godfather? They know.


6 posted on 03/21/2014 3:50:45 PM PDT by discostu (Call it collect, call it direct, call it TODAY!)
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To: Don Corleone

No, padrino.


7 posted on 03/21/2014 3:51:48 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (My citizenship is not here.)
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To: nickcarraway

That will work everyone knows the Mafia is full of reasonable people, besides they are mostly good Catholics otherwise.


8 posted on 03/21/2014 3:53:56 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: nickcarraway

That's an awfully nice chapel you have there, Pope Francis. It would be a shame if anything "happened" to it.

9 posted on 03/21/2014 3:56:52 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: KarlInOhio

lol


10 posted on 03/21/2014 4:04:06 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

One the off chance that “ judgemental” and “smallmindedrules” were not added to the keywords ironically but instead by some obnoxious idiot:

‘Unimaginable:’ Italy mourns 3-year-old killed in suspected mafia hit
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3117524/posts

Italian mafia boss ‘fed alive to pigs’-— Police believe Francesco Raccosta was kidnapped...
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3106261/posts

Pope Francis’ anti-corruption stance agitating mafia - prosecutor
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3093868/posts


11 posted on 03/21/2014 4:07:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: sitetest
Who is he to judge?

You ARE joking, right?
12 posted on 03/21/2014 4:33:27 PM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: nickcarraway
"Do What?"


13 posted on 03/21/2014 4:37:48 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and is not afraid of the unlawful.)
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To: Carpe Cerevisi
Dear Carpe Cerevisi,

My tongue is at least partly planted in my cheek, but honestly, to the degree that I'm joking, it's at the expense of the pope.


sitetest

14 posted on 03/21/2014 4:41:29 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: nickcarraway

Lighten up,... (nah, too easy)


15 posted on 03/21/2014 4:43:48 PM PDT by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: KarlInOhio

They wouldn’t diss the Catholic Church that bad. Yet.


16 posted on 03/21/2014 4:45:48 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Carpe Cerevisi; sitetest

I believe he’s actually quoting Pope Francis.


17 posted on 03/21/2014 4:57:23 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: nickcarraway

Too funny, next he’ll be asking Obama to support life.


18 posted on 03/21/2014 5:26:23 PM PDT by stockpirate (Only a tidal wave of tyrants blood will return our tree of liberty......)
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To: nickcarraway

“Leave the gun, take the rosaries...”


19 posted on 03/21/2014 5:28:08 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: nickcarraway

What would Paulie Walnuts say about this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObglF8WUsWM


20 posted on 03/21/2014 6:39:37 PM PDT by gusty
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To: sitetest

Beat me to it


21 posted on 03/21/2014 7:13:48 PM PDT by STJPII
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To: STJPII

I got here a lot earlier. ;-)


22 posted on 03/21/2014 8:44:38 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: Clemenza

You’ve been placed on notice ;-)


23 posted on 03/21/2014 8:46:44 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: nickcarraway

So if the Mafia does a hit on a 4 year old, they are going to hell? Does the Pope have anything to say to “Catholic” abortion supporters Pelosi and Biden?


24 posted on 03/22/2014 5:28:40 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: nickcarraway

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-zMZnY76Qk

Cheech and Chong’s pope skit.

Being a freshman in a Catholic high school and hearing this for the first time....


25 posted on 03/26/2014 6:44:45 AM PDT by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca, deport all illegal aliens, abolish the IRS, DEA and ATF.)
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