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  • Pope names 15 new cardinals from 14 nations to reflect church diversity

    Pope Francis named 15 new cardinals Sunday, selecting them from 14 nations including far-flung corners of the world such as Tonga, New Zealand, Cape Verde and Myanmar to reflect the diversity of the church and its growth in places like Asia and Africa compared to affluent regions.
  • Former Philly mob boss 'Skinny Joey' Merlino in court for probation hearing

    Former Philadelphia mob boss Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino arrived at federal court in Center City this morning for a hearing on whether he violated his probation. Merlino insists he has kept out of trouble since he got out of prison and moved to...

    Film Review: 'The State-Mafia Pact'

    Muckraking helmer-performer Sabina Guzzanti is a modern-day Italian Ida Tarbell, fearlessly shining a light on the fetid body politic. "The State-Mafia Pact" is a natural continuation of her biting anti-Silvio Berlusconi docu-satire "Viva Zapatero!"...

    Sicilian mobster wins literary prize, stirring controversy

    A jailed Sicilian mobster who cannot remember how many people he has killed has sparked a row in Italy after being awarded a top literary prize for his autobiography. Giuseppe Grassonelli, 49, who was given a life sentence in 1992 for at least a dozen...

    Pope Francis visits Italian mob turf, says mafiosi excommunicated

    Pope Francis strongly denounced organized crime syndicates in Italy during a Saturday Mass, saying members of the Calabrian mafia were "excommunicated from the church." The pope made the comments during a visit to the country's southern region, which...