Antimafia priest Pino Puglisi worked in the neighbourhood. He was the pastor of San Gaetano’s Parish and spoke out against the Mafia. He was killed on September 15, 1993, on the orders of the local Mafia bosses, the brothers Filippo and Giuseppe Graviano.
- (in Italian) Ecco i killer di Don Puglisi, La Repubblica, June 23, 1994
- (in Italian) Il quartiere Brancaccio, di Giorgio Paonita, studioso di Storia Medievale
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