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Mafia boss seeks religion

Pietro Aglieri, the arrested Mafia boss who was once one of the mob's most ruthless killers, wants to study theology - but a leading Sicilian bishop has refused him permission.

Aglieri, who was arrested earlier this month, told newspapers through his lawyer that he had a "strong desire" to sign up for a theology correspondence course through a Sicilian university. The bishop of Catania said that Aglieri would not be allowed to study theology even if civil law, which limits contact with the outside world for arrested Mafiosi, permitted it. Reuters - Catania