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    Pope excommunicates Italian mobsters

    (CNN) - Using his strongest language to date, Pope Francis told Italian Mafia members Saturday that they are excommunicated from the Catholic Church.
    “Those who in their life have gone along the evil ways, as in the case of the Mafia, they are not with God, they are excommunicated," Francis said.
    Look out, folks. The Pope is gonna get whacked. But seriously, this has been a long time coming. Kudos to Pope Francis.

    Article is here.
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    Re: Pope excommunicates Italian mobsters

    Good for him.

    It's about time the Church took a definite stance against these organizations.

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    Re: Pope excommunicates Italian mobsters

    lol

    Does anyone seriously believe that this has any effect whatsoever?!

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    Re: Pope excommunicates Italian mobsters

    Next stop, the Mexican drug cartels.

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    Re: Pope excommunicates Italian mobsters

    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post
    lol

    Does anyone seriously believe that this has any effect whatsoever?!
    No, but it was sure a good sound bite. It also was the right thing to do.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Pope excommunicates Italian mobsters

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    No, but it was sure a good sound bite. It also was the right thing to do.
    Yeah I supose.

    Like when the queen tells everyone to be nice each christmas in a TV speech in the UK.

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    Re: Pope excommunicates Italian mobsters

    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post
    Yeah I supose.

    Like when the queen tells everyone to be nice each christmas in a TV speech in the UK.
    Could be.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Pope excommunicates Italian mobsters

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    No, but it was sure a good sound bite. It also was the right thing to do.
    And even Italian mobsters don't want to be excommunicated by the Pope! I wonder what their reaction was/will be?

    Greetings, Pero.

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    Re: Pope excommunicates Italian mobsters

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    And even Italian mobsters don't want to be excommunicated by the Pope! I wonder what their reaction was/will be?

    Greetings, Pero.
    I haven't the faintest idea. maybe if I asked myself what would Micheal Corleone do?
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    Re: Pope excommunicates Italian mobsters

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Look out, folks. The Pope is gonna get whacked. But seriously, this has been a long time coming. Kudos to Pope Francis.

    Article is here.
    Does the Pope traditionally excommunicate people without cause? Can these mafia members be re-united to the church if they leave the mafia? I guess I don't exactly understand the Catholic tradition.

    What sin do mafia members commit that is unforgiveable?

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