Mafia must never kill another child: Pope

June 21, 2014 11:21 AM

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Pope Francis visited the heartland of one of Italy's most feared mafias Saturday, saying no more children should die at the hands of organised crime as he travelled to the hometown of a toddler killed in a clan war.

"It must never again happen that a child suffers in this way," the pope said as he met relatives of "Coco" Campolongo, a three-year-old shot dead in January in the heartland of the powerful 'Ndrangheta mafia in an apparent mob hit over money.

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