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Pope Francis To Make Second Visit To Mafia Stronghold

Religion News Service | Josephine McKenna | Posted 07.22.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) It began with the murder of an innocent 3-year-old boy who burned to death in his grandfather’s car in a Mafia ambush in January....

Police Seize Mob-Owned Resorts In Italy?

AP | Posted 03.06.2013 | World

ROME -- Police in Italy have arrested 20 people and seized some 17 seaside resorts along the southern coast in a crackdown on organized crime clans su...

Suspected Mobster Arrested In Barcelona

AP | Posted 12.28.2011 | World

MADRID -- Authorities say they have arrested a man in Barcelona suspected of being a dangerous leading member of the Italian Calabrian mafia. The ann...

Mobsters Threaten Soccer Team Over Easter Procession

LA STAMPA/Worldcrunch | By Giuseppe Salvaggiulo | Posted 06.22.2011 | World

SANT'ONOFRIO - Last year, in this small Italian village in the southern region of Calabria, someone fired a warning shot through the front door of the...

'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...

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...