Story number 3 for 13 Jun 2002

By June 13, 2002

(Italy)–Authorities suspect the Mafia may be behind a series of recent attacks against six churches in the Sicilian capital of Palermo. According to a report from Voice of the Martyrs, the latest in a series of attacks took place May 29th when intruders broke in to a church building, ransacked it and stole church money. While police have not ruled out common criminals in the attacks, the connection to the Mafia is strong. A recent Italian newspaper article suggested that the Mafia may be targeting the church in Palermo.

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