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Pope stops in mafia stronghold during papal visit

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Pope stops in mafia stronghold during papal visit

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Pope Francis has visited Calabria to an area of Italy known as a mafia stronghold.

Whilst there he paid tribute to a three year old boy murdered in January along with his grandfather, in a crime tied to the mob.

State prosecutors have often struggled to achieve the same gains in the region made against the mafia elsewhere in Italy.

Large crowds met the Pope as he toured the Calabria.