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‘Pope Francis’s life is in danger,’ anti-mafia judge warns
Catholic Herald ^ | November 14, 2013

Posted on 11/14/2013 2:48:30 PM PST by NYer

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope Francis’s life is in danger from ‘ndrangheta, Italy’s most feared crime group, a leading anti-mafia judge has said.

Nicola Gratteri, a magistrate in the southern city of Reggio Calabria, near ‘ndrangheta’s heartland, has said that Pope Francis’s crackdown on financial corruption in the Vatican, has angered bosses in the notorious crime squad.

Gratteri said: “I don’t know if organised crime is in the position to do something, but it’s certainly thinking about it. It could be dangerous.”

He said Francis was “on the right path” in attempting to clean out the stables at the Vatican.

But Mr Gratteri, who has written a book on the Church’s links to ‘ndrangheta, said the mob “that has until now profited from the power and riches derived directly from the church is nervous, agitated.”

Speaking to Il Fatto Quotidiano newspaper, he added: “Pope Bergoglio is dismantling centres of economic power in the Vatican. If the bosses can stop him they won’t hesitate.”

The Vatican spokesman was not available to comment.



TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: italy; mafia; ndrangheta; popefrancis; vatican

1 posted on 11/14/2013 2:48:31 PM PST by NYer
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To: Tax-chick; GregB; Berlin_Freeper; SumProVita; narses; bboop; SevenofNine; Ronaldus Magnus; tiki; ...

Please remember Pope Francis in your prayers, ping!


2 posted on 11/14/2013 2:49:02 PM PST by NYer ("The wise man is the one who can save his soul. - St. Nimatullah Al-Hardini)
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To: NYer

BUMP


3 posted on 11/14/2013 2:55:48 PM PST by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY.)
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To: NYer

> Please remember Pope Francis in your prayers, ping!

If this guy is the real deal and I’m not being fooled, he seems to be one of the best popes that’s ever lived during my lifetime.


4 posted on 11/14/2013 2:57:38 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

Organized crime in Italy is very powerful. That’s what happens when the government is a joke, cf. what’s going on in the U.S. now.

Pope Francis has protection, and they aren’t in the dark about what the local environment might kick up.


5 posted on 11/14/2013 3:02:30 PM PST by Tax-chick (It's like everyone has Attention Deficit Disorder, except for me.)
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To: Tax-chick
Organized crime in Italy is very powerful.

True that. Look at the Vatican riches and treasures...

6 posted on 11/14/2013 3:10:21 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: NYer
You would do well to remember that THIS Pope has very different ideas…


7 posted on 11/14/2013 3:10:37 PM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: humblegunner

I don’t think those came from the Italian mafia.


8 posted on 11/14/2013 3:13:39 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: NYer

A contract on the pope? Especially this one? What could possibly go wrong?


9 posted on 11/14/2013 3:23:44 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: RichInOC
A contract on the pope? Especially this one? What could possibly go wrong?

LOL, I was thinking the same thing. If the Italian Mob wants to finally find out what "too far" means, this is exactly the way to do it.

10 posted on 11/14/2013 3:43:37 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: NYer

OHH that article I told you about yeah I hear about that NYER

Cue Godfather quotes here


11 posted on 11/14/2013 3:45:32 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Jim Noble

OH I see make Mafia a offer they can’t refuse

I get it


12 posted on 11/14/2013 3:46:10 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: humblegunner

Oh, phoop, honey. If you want to see the Vatican’s treasures, all you have to do is go there and get in the line. You can go to the Sistine Chapel. You can see the Pieta and David. You can see the illuminated manuscripts.

Would you rather that Saudi sheiks or George Soros owned all the world’s greatest extant artworks?


13 posted on 11/14/2013 3:46:36 PM PST by Tax-chick (It's like everyone has Attention Deficit Disorder, except for me.)
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To: All

Yeah I think I know what happen this happen Pope didn’t want go for it

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


14 posted on 11/14/2013 3:49:07 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Tax-chick

Yeah why open Tax chick

I hear from family friend who got back from Italy they going recently going put archives of St Peter out there early next year


15 posted on 11/14/2013 3:50:17 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: SevenofNine; humblegunner

More and more of the cultural treasures is being made available to the public. There have to be controls, so that things are not stolen or destroyed, but we’re in the times where we’ve learned a lot about conservation of old stuff.

If the Church sold what it owned, it would all be gone, hidden from the world. What we need is conservation and access to the public, and that’s happening. Yes, to see it live, the public has to go to Rome. That sucks, but a lot is there to be seen online or in books. I can’t go to Rome. Shoot, I can’t hardly to Walmart.


16 posted on 11/14/2013 4:00:14 PM PST by Tax-chick (It's like everyone has Attention Deficit Disorder, except for me.)
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To: Talisker

The world would get awfully small awfully fast for those guys, no matter how it went.


17 posted on 11/14/2013 4:04:38 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: RichInOC

You know if they go after the Pope there is special place in hell for the Mafia dons


18 posted on 11/14/2013 4:49:32 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: SevenofNine

Yeah, and it’s not going to be particularly cool or comfortable for them even before they get there.


19 posted on 11/14/2013 5:08:06 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: RichInOC

Trust me I have feeling security being beef up for the Pope if they hear anything like this

Yeah we could do all Godfather take on this thread man seriously they are beefing up security


20 posted on 11/14/2013 5:47:41 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: NYer

He sure seems like a good guy, he should come to the southern Baptist where he will be appreciated.


21 posted on 11/14/2013 11:25:26 PM PST by ravenwolf
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To: NYer

Will do!!!


22 posted on 11/15/2013 11:19:41 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: jsanders2001
he seems to be one of the best popes that’s ever lived during my lifetime.

Many active homosexuals and abortion advocates enthusiastically agree with you!

23 posted on 11/15/2013 11:24:13 AM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you Something wrong here wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: steve86

> he seems to be one of the best popes that’s ever lived during my lifetime.
Many active homosexuals and abortion advocates enthusiastically agree with you!

If you’re trying to offend me you’re going to have to do better than that


24 posted on 11/15/2013 12:45:45 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: humblegunner

Oh humblegunner the concern troll.


25 posted on 11/18/2013 10:34:50 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: NYer

Is this the so-called “Honored Society?”


26 posted on 11/18/2013 1:21:37 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: Biggirl

I’m sure you’re a few things too, sweeticakes... I’m just too polite to post them.


27 posted on 11/18/2013 5:53:27 PM PST by humblegunner
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