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Italian Mafia

Italian Bishops: Mafia ‘Betray The Gospel'

Religion News Service | Josephine McKenna | Posted 01.04.2015 | Religion

ROME (RNS) Catholic bishops from the southern Italian region of Calabria have broken their silence and spoken out against the “inhumane” power of ...

Italian Priest Goes After Mafia Despite Death Threats

Religion News Service | Josephine McKenna | Posted 10.24.2014 | Religion

ROME (RNS) Half a dozen men stand nonchalantly in front of a grubby building on one of Rome’s busiest streets as cars whizz past. They stiffen whene...

Italy Fights Mafia With New Strategy: Banish Sons

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 09.29.2014 | Crime

LOCRI, Italy (AP) — Walk into the Cordi' family home, and you see photographs of solemn men, one after another, staring down from the walls. These ...

Pope Excommunicates Mafiosi

Reuters | Posted 09.22.2014 | Religion

SIBARI, Italy, June 21 (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Saturday took on one of Italy's most dangerous organized crime groups, calling it an example of "th...

A Haunting Look At The Italian Mafia

Filippo Brunamonti | Posted 09.22.2014 | Arts
Filippo Brunamonti

Valerio Spada (1972, Milan) is not merely a photographer, but a careful observer; a geologist who deeply knows how the human being functions, thinks, and loves.

Mafia May Target Pope Francis, Prosecutor Warns

Religion News Service | Eric J. Lyman | Posted 11.13.2013 | Religion

ROME (RNS) Pope Francis could be at risk from the ‘Ndrangheta organized crime organization, according to a leading anti-mob prosecutor who has himse...

Cosa Nostra Boss Arrested After 19 Years On The Run

AP | Posted 08.08.2013 | World

LONDON -- British police say they have arrested a convicted Mafia boss who has been sought by Italian authorities for almost 20 years. London's Metro...

Historic Italian Mafia Case Puts State On Trial

Reuters | Posted 07.27.2013 | World

PALERMO, Italy, May 27 (Reuters) - Sicilian mob bosses and high-ranking Italian officials, both former and current, went on trial on Monday over all...

'Crime Pays Much Less Than We Thought'

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2013 | World

By Stephen Jewkes MILAN, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Italy's organised crime networks take in around 10.5 billion euros ($13.96 billion) a year...

Italy Arrests One Of Its Most Dangerous Criminals

AP | Posted 08.17.2012 | World

MILAN -- Italian authorities have arrested a leading member of the Neopolitan Camorra crime group, who was considered one of the country's most-danger...

Italian Politicians Accused Of Mafia Dealings

AP | Posted 09.23.2012 | World

ROME (AP) — Italian news reports say prosecutors in Sicily are seeking to put a handful of ex-ministers, lawmakers and law enforcement officials on ...

Blonde Mafia 'Godmother' Arrested By Naples Police

Posted 06.26.2012 | World

"In Sicily, women are more dangerous than shotguns," Calo said in Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather." In the case of Raffaella D'Alterio, the Corl...

Mob Wines: Ex-Mafia Lands Produce Award-Winning Vino

AP | COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 03.26.2012 | World

VERONA, Italy -- A new wave of Sicilian winemakers are making an offer you can't refuse. This isn't the old-fashioned mob piling the pressure on loca...

MASSIVE Mafia Bust

Posted 03.19.2012 | World

In a huge anti-mafia bust, 16 judges have been arrested near Naples, Italy, according to the BBC, for allegedly being in cahoots with Italy's notoriou...

THREAT: Severed Pig's Head Left On Doorstep Of Crime-Fighting Italian Priest

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 02.02.2012 | Crime

A bloody, severed pig's head, gagged with a wad of cloth, was dumped on the front doorstep of an Italian clergyman who's been critical of mob crime in...

How The Italian Mafia Is Winning Big In The Euro Crisis

Reuters | Posted 03.11.2012 | Business

* Extortionate lending a "national emergency" * Organised crime has annual turnover of 140 bln euros By James Mackenzie ...

'Ndrangheta: Italy's Most Powerful Mob Group

AP | By ALESSANDRA RIZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ROME -- Police conducted a major crackdown on the 'ndrangheta crime syndicate Tuesday, arresting scores of suspects in Italy and Germany and seeking m...

In Italy Stressed Mob Bosses Seek Out Psychotherapy

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

REGGIO CALABRIA, Italy — The mafia boss was having a dreadful time dealing with loss. But he wasn't struggling with the loss of lives, or even the l...

Italian 'Eco Mafia' Fraudulently Cash In On Wind Farm Handouts

Telegraph | Nick Squires in Trapani, Sicily, and Nick Meo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

For all their promises of a clean, green future, Italy's windfarms have now acquired a somewhat dirtier whiff - as the latest industry to be infiltrat...

Italy Arrests 300 In Major Mob Crackdown

AP | COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MILAN — Anti-mafia prosecutors claimed a major victory over the powerful and growing 'ndrangheta crime syndicate, infiltrating intimate weddings...

Alleged Italian Gangster Arrested In Amsterdam Over Bloody Massacre

The Guardian | John Hooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An alleged Italian gangster accused of leading one of the bloodiest massacres in the annals of organised crime has been seized by police in Amsterdam....