Tuesday, September 2, 2014   

Pope to visit mafia heartland, hometown of slain toddler
(06-19 15:12)

Pope Francis will travel for the first time to the mafia heartland of Calabria, to spend a day in the hometown of a toddler who was murdered in a clan drug war.
His tightly packed schedule in one of the poorest regions of Italy will see the pontiff visit a prison, hospital and care home in and around Cassano allo Jonio before celebrating mass with an expected 100,000 pilgrims.--AFP

   
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