Home Worship Pope says Mafia members ‘Carry Death’, can’t call themselves christian

Pope says Mafia members ‘Carry Death’, can’t call themselves christian

Pope says Mafia members ‘Carry Death’, can’t call themselves christian

Pope Francis on Wednesday told members of the Mafia in Italy, where many go to Church and worship openly, that they cannot call themselves Christians because they “carry death in their souls”.


Francis’
improvised words before tens of thousands of people at his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square was his strongest attack on organized crime in nearly four years.

“So we don’t have to go far, let’s think about what happens right here at home (Italy),” he said while speaking generally about “fake Christians” who are corrupt while pretending to be righteous.

“(What about) the so-called Christian Mafiosi,” he said. “They have nothing at all in them that is Christian.“They call themselves Christians but they carry death in their souls and inflict it on others.”

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