June 21, 2014

The Pope Made An Offer They Couldn't Refuse

Looks like Vincenzo Frogiero, AKA "Vinny Carwash," will need to look else where for a church to host his daughter's wedding.
SIBARI Italy (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Saturday took on one of Italy's most dangerous organised crime groups, calling it an example of "the adoration of evil" and saying Mafiosi "are excommunicated".

The pope, speaking about the 'Ndrangheta crime group 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.

He told the crowd: "This evil must be fought against, it must be pushed aside. We must say no to it."

He branded the 'Ndrangheta as the "adoration of evil and contempt of the common good" and said the Church would exert its full force in efforts to combat organised crime.

"Our children are asking for it, our young people are asking for it. They are in need of hope and faith can help respond to this need," he said.

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Doom said...

Good, good. I mean that. I praise him for this, as it has been an issue I have had with the church since before I joined it.

However, what exactly does he think socialism is? And he just pushed for that. Bah!

At least he has SOME chops. Perhaps he is just ignorant. Though in these times and days, I don't think there is room for that level of ignorance.

sig94 said...

Doom - Same thought here. He has some stones but darned if we know how he'll use them.