Friday, March 21, 2014

Pope Francis Holds Vigil with Victims of Mafia; Thousands Lost Loved Ones at Hands of Mafia

Pope Francis was set to hold a vigil today (March 21, 2014) with representatives of the thousands who have lost loved ones at the hands of the Mafia, The US Daily website reports.

According to Libera -- an organization that battles organized crime -- some 700 families representing 15,000 people will gather with the pontiff in Rome today.

While Italy has long battled the Mafia's influence, recent mob hits have shocked the country.

The January slaying of Nicola "Coco" Campolongo -- a 3-year-old who was shot dead and burned virtually beyond recognition -- sparked nationwide outrage.

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