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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-13-13 05:57 PM
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Pope Francis 'is mafia target after campaigning against corruption'
Prosecutor says pope's attempt to bring transparency to Vatican is making mobsters agitated

Pope Francis's crusade against corruption has made him a target for Italy's all-powerful mafia clans, a leading anti-mob prosecutor has warned.

Nicola Gratteri, who has battled Calabria's shadowy 'Ndrangheta mafia, said on Wednesday that Francis's attempt to bring transparency to the Vatican was making the white collar mobsters who do business with corrupt prelates "nervous and agitated".

He told the Italian daily Il Fatto Quotidiano: "Pope Francis is dismantling centres of economic power in the Vatican.

"If the bosses could trip him up they wouldn't hesitate. I don't know if organised criminals are in a position to do something, but they are certainly thinking about it. They could be dangerous."

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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-14-13 03:19 AM
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1. K&R! The pope should appoint someone to
look into U.S. corruption. You know, since the DOJ has completely failed in their duty.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-14-13 05:32 AM
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3. What a canard! The D of J should sue for libel.
The D of J has been very meticulously diligent about safeguarding the corrupt.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-14-13 05:29 AM
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2. Hey, Frankie One Stick, watch out for a "crazed gunman, acting alone" and stay
Edited on Thu Nov-14-13 05:48 AM by No Elephants
the hell heaven out of small planes.

Also, big guy, I read that you were going to drive yourself around town in a 1984 Renault stick shift, foregoing the bulletproof Popemobile they built for Johnny Paulie Two Sticks after crazed gunman (acting with others) Mehmet Ali Agca shot him.

I don't recommend foregoing the bulletproof Popemobile, either. Wid all due respect, don't be a jidrool. Stay behind the bulletproof glass. (Besides, Fr. Guido Sarducci smirks very cutely whenever he mentions the Popemobile; and it's past time for SNL to invite for him for another cameo.)

BTW, Frankie, what was the real reason for Bennie historic resignation?

Okay, I mean, he wasn't the first, but it had been 600 years.

So, what was the deal?

Getting the last pope involved in covering up for pedophile priests out of the way?

Alzheimer's Disease?

Frankie, I mean, you can tell me. Omerta. Know what I'm saying? (Or, more accurately, what I'm not saying and never will say).
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