Pope backs project to ‘free’ Mary from mafia exploitation in Italy

in World News

VATICAN—Pope Francis has praised a new initiative aimed at countering the abuse of Marian devotions by mafia organizations, who use her figure to wield power and exert control. “Freeing Mary from the mafia and from criminal powers” is an ad hoc department of the Pontifical International Marian Academy (PIMA). The academy’s president, Fr. Stefano Cecchin, […]

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