Pope Excommunicates Mafiosi
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(06-22-2014, 09:34 PM)NorthernTrad Wrote:
(06-22-2014, 10:54 AM)Renatus Frater Wrote: This is neat.
But anyone knows if mafiosi consider themselves Catholics?

Many mafiosi consider themselves deeply religious and victims against a corrupt state.

Some may say that mafiosa are remnant of feudalism.  Others say they originate in post-unification Italy where the Northern Italians essentially plundered the South (prior to Unification, the Bourbon Kingdom of the Two Silicies possessed the most advanced shipyards in the Mediterrean, held nearly 2/3 of the hard currency on the Italian Peninsula, Naples was the third largest city in Europe with gas-lit streets and the first railroad in Italy).  Cities like Naples and Palermo probably wouldn't be able to function properly if it wasn't for the mafia, not that they are heroes by any stretch of the imagination because they create the demand for their own services. 
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Pope Excommunicates Mafiosi - by VoxClamantis - 06-22-2014, 08:25 AM
Re: Pope Excommunicates Mafiosi - by PolishTrad - 06-22-2014, 08:27 AM
Re: Pope Excommunicates Mafiosi - by Zea mays - 06-22-2014, 10:15 AM
Re: Pope Excommunicates Mafiosi - by McNider - 06-22-2014, 11:03 AM
Re: Pope Excommunicates Mafiosi - by SCG - 06-22-2014, 01:35 PM
Re: Pope Excommunicates Mafiosi - by NorthernTrad - 06-22-2014, 09:34 PM
Re: Pope Excommunicates Mafiosi - by AllSeasons - 06-22-2014, 10:16 PM
Re: Pope Excommunicates Mafiosi - by Poche - 06-22-2014, 11:40 PM
Re: Pope Excommunicates Mafiosi - by Deidre - 06-23-2014, 09:11 AM
Re: Pope Excommunicates Mafiosi - by AntoniusMaximus - 06-23-2014, 11:18 AM
Re: Pope Excommunicates Mafiosi - by J Michael - 06-23-2014, 01:01 PM
Re: Pope Excommunicates Mafiosi - by Deidre - 06-23-2014, 01:59 PM
Re: Pope Excommunicates Mafiosi - by J Michael - 06-23-2014, 02:18 PM
Re: Pope Excommunicates Mafiosi - by Deidre - 06-23-2014, 03:36 PM
Re: Pope Excommunicates Mafiosi - by Cyriacus - 06-23-2014, 07:18 PM



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