© Reuters. Pope Francis waves as he leads the Angelus prayer from the window of the Apostolic palace in Saint Peter’s Sq. on the Vatican
By Philip Pullella
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Sunday urged folks to combat organised crime teams such because the mafia all over the world, warning that the criminals have been utilizing the COVID-19 pandemic to additional enrich themselves.
In December, the Paris-based Interpol police co-ordination issued a world alert warning that organised prison networks have been focusing on COVID-19 vaccines. In March, South African police seized tons of of pretend vaccines and arrested 4 suspects.
“Mafias are current in numerous a part of the world and, profiting from the pandemic, they’re enriching themselves via corruption,” Francis stated, talking at his Sunday midday handle on the day Italy remembers victims of organised crime.
Italian police say crime clans are utilizing the pandemic