The Cross and the Gun


In 2013, Pope Francis sent shockwaves through the Italian underworld when he excommunicated members of the ’ndrangheta—Italy’s most powerful mafia.


Chiesa Nostra (aka The Cross and the Gun), explores the intimate and unholy relationship between the Catholic Church and organised crime. John encounters devout bosses, and interviews both the priests who have cosied up to the mafia, and those who have risked their lives in defiance.

First broadcast in 2015.


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