Mes­sage to the mob

The New Zealand Herald - - World -

Pope Fran­cis has ap­pealed to Mafiosi to re­nounce their quests for power and money as he vis­ited Si­cily to hon­our a priest slain by mob hench­men for try­ing to pro­tect youths from or­gan­ised crime. Fran­cis told a crowd: “If the Mafioso litany is, ‘you don’t know who I am’, the Chris­tian one is, ‘I need you’. If the Mafia threat is, ‘you will pay me’, the Chris­tian prayer is, ‘Lord, help me to love’.”

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