Mafioso denied course


CATANIA An arrested Mafia boss, Pietro Aglieri, once one of the mob's most ruthless killers, has been refused permission to study theology.

The bishop of the Sicilian city of Catania said Aglieri would not be allowed to study theology even if civil law permitted it. Bishop Luigi Bommarito said Roman Catholic Church law did not permit Mafiosi to take the sacraments or study theology from a Church-approved university.