Italy: Hundreds protest funeral for Nazi criminal

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A protester bangs his hands on the hearse carrying the coffin of Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke as it arrives at the Society of St. Pius X, a schismatic Catholic group, in Albano Laziale, on the outskirts of Rome, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. Hundreds of people shouting "murderer" and "executioner" jeered the coffin of Priebke as it arrived for a funeral Mass celebrated by a group who opposed the Vatican's outreach to Jews and currently has no legal standing in the Catholic Church. Ever since Priebke died Friday, debate has raged over what to do with his remains since Pope Francis' vicar for Rome refused him a funeral in a Catholic Church in the capital. Priebke participated in one of the worst massacres of German-occupied Italy during World War II, the slaughter of 335 civilians at the Areatine Caves outside Rome. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)