Bishop bans mafia 'godfathers' from baptisms

Michele Pennisi, bishop of Monreale, in mafia-infested Sicily has banned avowed mafiosi from acting as godfathers at baptisms in a bid to challenge the notion that the bosses of organised crime are paternal. To the prelate the mafia has appropriated the term godfather from the church to give its bosses an air of religious respectability, while in fact the two worlds are absolutely incompatible. His diocese includes Corleone, the vendetta-haunted birthplace of Don Corleone, fictionalGodfather in Mario Puzo’s eponymous novel and Coppola’s films. The bishop had made headlines by criticising a priest who had allowed the son of notorious mobster Toto Riina to act as godfather at a baptism.

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