Pope Francis blasted money from the organised crime syndicates as blood stained on Monday during an audience with anti-mafia and counter-terrorism officials.
"Money from dirty mafia businesses and crimes is blood
stained and produces iniquitous power," the pope said.
The Argentine pontiff called on God to touch "the hearts of
the men and women in the different mafias so that they stop
doing evil, convert and change life".
He described the mafia as an "expression of death" that must
be fought as it "opposes the gospel".