|Italy||SICILIAN PRIEST POINTS FINGER AT MAFIA BOSSES|
A Palermo priest has called from the pulpit on members of the Mafia to "convert" and follow the way of Christ, writes Bruce Johnston in Rome.
"Look into the depths of your hearts," Fr Giovanni Scaletta, head of the diocesan Caritas organisation said in a general address to Mafia bosses during Mass at the Carmine church in Caccamo, the town of the mobster Nino Giuffrè, who is on the run. "For you there is also the possibility of conversion."
Present at the service was Enza Scimeca, the widow of Mico Geraci, a unionist who was killed two years ago.
The Mass was held following a number of Mafia arson attacks in their area, including a supermarket in Caccamo, and the murder a fortnight ago of Pino Gaeta, a local boss.