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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...

    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...

    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!"...

    Pope tells Mafia to stop evil or prepare for hell

    ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis, in an annual ceremony held to remember the hundreds of innocent people murdered by the Italian mafia, made a solemn plea for mobsters to change or else "end up in hell". The mafia continues to plague much of southern Italy:...