I think people seriously misunderstand the effect that this may have on organized crime. The mob and Catholic church have always been tied together. You'd be hard pressed to find any old school Italian mobster today who isn't overly religion. Even the younger generations pay homage. Though this won't necessarily end organized crime, it sure sets a precedent and definitive stance from the church on such issues. I think the pope should go a step further and deny them any rites. We'll see the mob retaliate in a few months for sure.