Cut Off: Pope Francis Excommunicates the Mafia and He is the Only Man Who Can Get Away with That

Screenshot 2014-06-22 at 9.35.00 AMEditor’s Note: Pope Francis may go down in history as the crime-fighting pope. He recent excommunicated the Mafia. You think that will deter crime?

Pope Francis has taken on one of Italy’s most dangerous organised crime groups, calling the ‘Ndrangheta crime group an example of “the adoration of evil” and saying Mafiosi “are excommunicated”.

The pope, speaking during a mass in the southern Italy, issued the strongest attacks on organised crime since the late Pope John Paul lambasted the Sicilian Mafia in 1993.

“Those who in their lives follow this path of evil, as mafiosi do, are not in communion with God. They are excommunicated,” Pope Francis said in impromptu comments at a mass before tens of thousands of people.

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