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Latest stories: Rosario Livatino

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Vatican Creates Group to Study Separating Mafia from the Catholic Church

The Vatican’s human development office has created a working group on the topic of the expulsion of criminal organizations from the Catholic Church.

Notices highlight the death of Rosario Livatino in 1990. Credit: Rosario Livatino Study Center.

How a Martyr Killed by the Mafia in Italy Inspired a Generation of Catholic Lawyers

Soon-to-be Blessed Rosario Livatino was a Catholic judge brutally killed by the mafia in Sicily in 1990. Today his legal legacy lives on through the work of a center in Italy dedicated to issues of life, the family, and religious freedom.

Judge Rosario Livatino. Public domain.

Pope Francis Recognizes Martyrdom of Judge Killed by Mafia in Italy, to be Beatified

Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of Rosario Livatino, a judge who was brutally killed by the mafia on his commute to work at a courthouse in Sicily.