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How the Mafia got to our food

Giuseppe Antoci had been warned more than once. “You will end with your throat cut,” read one note, composed entirely of individual letters clipped fr(...)

Convicted Mafia boss Toto Riina’s lawyer Luca Cianferoni talks to reporters after leaving the Quirinale presidential palace in Rome yesterday. Photograph: Ettore Ferrari/EPA

In an unprecedented move, Italian president Giorgio Napolitano yesterday gave evidence in the high-profile, Palermo-based “Mafia-state” trial, a co(...)

Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi watches a Italian Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Lazio at the San Siro stadium in Milan on August 31st. Photograph: Reuters

The Italian mafia’s former “boss of bosses”, Toto Riina, in prison since 1993, has claimed ex-prime minister Silvio Berlusconi paid protection mone(...)

Pope Francis meets family members of victims of the Mafia at the San Gregorio VII church in Rome yesterday. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

In a symbolic move, Pope Francis yesterday met more than 900 relatives of victims of Mafia violence for a prayer (...)

Pope Francis waves during the Angelus prayer in Saint Peter’s square at the Vatican yesterday. Photograph: Alessandro/Reuters

Pope Francis has bitterly denounced the Calabrian Mafia, the ‘Ndrangheta, following the killing of a three-year-old boy caught up in a Mafia “executio(...)

Saverio Bellante, who has been charged with the murder of Tom O’Gorman at his home in Castleknock, Dublin.

Friends of Saverio Bellante, the 34-year-old Sicilian charged with the murder of Dubliner Tom O’Gorman, have expressed incredulity that the Palermo(...)