If you sat through 3 1/2 hours of The Irishman, you’re going to find this facinating. Heck, even if you’ve never watched a mafia movie that long…you’re going to like this.
Entertainment Weekly recently sat down with ex-mafia boss Michael Franzese: a former ex-caporegime of the Colombo crime family, and ex-New York mobster. The task: have Franzese watch a series of 11 movie clips from mafia films, and answer the question, “HOW REAL IS IT?” Here’s the result.
Pino Scaduto, head of the Bagheria syndicate in Sicily, arrested after he allegedly asked his son to carry out killing
A Sicilian mafia boss who ordered the assassination of his daughter from behind bars because she was in love with a policeman has been arrested – after his son refused to carry out the hit.
Godfather Pino Scaduto began blaming his earlier arrest and conviction on his daughter’s burgeoning relationship with a senior Italian policeman.
Full Read – https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/31/mafia-boss-accused-of-ordering-hit-on-his-daughter-over-policeman-lover
Sicilian authorities have refused to pay Italy’s “baby bonus” to the youngest daughter of jailed Mafia boss Toto Riina, 36-year-old Lucia.
A painter, Lucia lives in Corleone and gave birth earlier this month.
Salvatore “Toto” Riina, former boss of the notorious Cosa Nostra, was jailed in 1993 and now has terminal cancer.
Italy’s top court ruled this month that he had a right to “die with dignity” under house arrest but there were protests and he may not be let out.
A parole board will have to decide in the northern city of Bologna, where 86-year-old Riina is in jail for his role in dozens of Cosa Nostra murders.
Two anti-Mafia judges – Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino – were killed in 1992, in Riina’s “war against the state”.
Read Full – http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40326094
The mass was supposed to remember Rocco Sollecito, a mobster killed in Canada in May.
By Sofia Lotto Persio
A priest wants to meet Pope Francis after he was banned from celebrating mass in memory of a mafia boss in the town of Grumo Appula, in the southern Italian region of Apulia.
Father Michele delle Foglie had invited the local congregation to church on Tuesday 27 December, to a service remembering mafia boss Rocco Sollecito, who was killed in Canada in May. Sollecito’s family had approached the local parish priest with the request for a memorial mass service, as is the religious custom in Italy.
Firstly, the police ordered the service to be moved to the evening and be treated as a private function, to prevent a breach of public order. The local archbishop subsequently ordered the service to be cancelled altogether, calling it a “serious scandal”.
The priest was reportedly frustrated with the intervention in what he deemed an interference with his authority as spiritual leader of the community. “I am thinking of appealing to Pope Francis so that he can receive me as a father welcomes a grieving son,” delle Foglie told local media, “The holy mass is not celebrated to honour the dead, is to remember the dead, and the more one has sinned, the more one asks for
Read Full Article – http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/priest-who-was-banned-giving-mafia-boss-mass-seeks-meeting-pope-francis-1598593