Got this from Belgian Teletext, but I'm sure there are articles floating about.
The pope is getting pushback from an unexpected corner ... the mafia.
Seems Pope Franky has been condemning priests in southern Italy who entertain amicable relations with the Mafia. But that's not the worst of it. Apparently Franky also wants the Vatican bank to ... erm ... stop laundering Mafia money ... come again
And this is, again apparently, something of a ... common knowledge.
So, now the Mafia is a bit miffed at Franky and just might do something about it.
Can you imagine the thouroughly Catholic Mafia offing the head of the Catholic church?
That could easily devolve into a massive bloodbath of ... Catholic on Catholic violence. (Hey, methinks this would make for a smashing short story!!! Machinegun preachers duking it out with mobsters
Did I go a bit ... ellipsis crazy there?