Italy: Hundreds protest funeral for Nazi criminal

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Photographers take pictures as police hold back Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke supporters, one giving the extreme right salute, left, during Priebke's funeral service outside the Society of St. Pius X, a schismatic Catholic group, in Albano Laziale, on the outskirts of Rome, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. Some 50 Priebke supporters gathered during the funeral and were held back by riot police. Hundreds of people earlier shouted "murderer" and "executioner" as the hearse with Priebke's coffin arrived at the society, 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 Ardeatine Caves outside Rome. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)