The Pope John Paul II stadium, home to the new Rosarno soccer team, is seen from a helicopter in the southern Italian region of Calabria November 8, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
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Italian mobsters took charge of one of Europe's largest migrant reception centers, using a Roman Catholic charity organization as a cover to cream off millions of euros in state funds, prosecutors said Monday.Police arrested 68 people in early morning raids in the southern toe of Italy, including a priest and the head of the local Misericordia association that manages the Sant'Anna Cara immigrant center in the town of Isola di Capo Rizzuto.The fenced-in center can house up to 1,200 migrants, and mobsters from the powerful 'Ndrangheta mafia managed to infiltrate the operation a decade ago, taking charge of key services such as catering and laundry, prosecutors said.Of some 103 million euros ($113 million) of state funds dispatched to the center between 2006-2015, at least 36 million finished in the hands of the mobsters, police said.
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