Church voices 'embarrassment' over 'Godfather funeral'

But priest 'couldn't refuse'

(ANSA) - Rome, August 20 - Rome Catholic Church authorities on Thursday voiced "embarrassment" over a 'Godfather-style' funeral for Rome crime boss Vittorio Casamonica but said the parish priest "could not refuse" the celebration. The Vicariate said it was embarrassed by the "Hollywood scenes" but added: "However, the parish priest weighed (the ceremony) on the basis of the norms of canon law and could not refuse (it)"

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