Provenzano was hardly the first mafioso to hide behind his Catholic faith.
He has the mentality of a mafioso and not someone who has the mind of an ideological fighter.
It will likely take more than a threat from Rome to change the mindset of a mafioso.
Since the mid-19th century, Sicily has been known as a hive of mafioso activity.
But a mafioso such as Willie the Rat would have taken that as the good news by comparison when he heard the rest.