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The Mafia’s Last Gasp Against the Catholic Church

Massimo SambucettiA firefighter, right, stands by a huge crater caused by a bomb explosion at St. John Lateran Basilica, the popes seat as bishop of Rome on July 28, 1993. Bombs ripped through Rome’s ancient center just minutes after an explosion killed five people in Milan. Dozens were injured in the attacks.

COMMENTARY: Thirty years ago, organized crime in Italy bombed the basilica of St. John Lateran, the cathedral of the bishop of Rome.