The Vatican prosecutors confirmed this Friday the Holy See’s willingness to shed light on the case the disappearance of Emanuela OrlandiVatican citizen who died aged 15 in 1983, and on Tuesday he will listen to his brother to gather the latest information you have.
“The (fiscal) Promoter’s Office confirms the Holy See’s willingness to shed light on the matter, also in the light of the recent declarations of Peter Orlando, taking every action to arrive, as far as possible, at a faithful reconstruction of the facts,” the Vatican said.
The Public Prosecutor’s Office reported that next Tuesday they will hear Emanuela Orlandi’s brother “after the meeting requested by the latter, who will be accompanied by his lawyer, in order to make his own statements and offer any information in his possession as part of the file opened by the Vatican promoter of justice in January of this year, following the recent statements on the disappearance of his sister”.
The Vatican prosecutor, Alessandro Diddi, summoned the brother of Emanuela Orlandi, the young woman who disappeared at the age of 15 in 1983, to gather new information after deciding to reopen the investigation into what one of the great mysteries of Italian historyconfirmed the family lawyer.
The lawyer, Laura Sgro, explained that they will take the prosecutor “evidence” that they have collected in recent years “to put them into context”.
Among the new documents that will be filed for the investigation, Pietro Orlandi will bring some that could prove that, after his disappearance, his sister was taken to Sardinia and later in England.
An Argentine cardinal, summoned as a witness
Likewise, Pietro Orlandi and his lawyer will again request the appearance of some witnesses of the time, including Cardinal John the Baptist R, Argentine Cardinal Leonardo Sandrithe Polish cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, former secretary of John Paul II, as well as archbishop Georg Gaenswein, secretary of Benedict XVI, and the former commander of the Gendarmerie Domenico Giani.
orlandi was a Vatican citizen (his father was an employee of the Holy See and lived within the Vatican walls), who died on 22 June 1983 at the age of 15 when he left home to go to his music courses in Rome and has become one of the great mysteries of Italian history.
The Orlandi family lawyer had filed complaints with the Vatican in 2018 and 2019 and various instances until the Vatican finally decided in January to reopen the investigation.
The Vatican prosecutor had already opened an investigation into the search for possible remains of the young woman in the German cemetery of Vatican City in April 2020 but, finding nothing, the case was closed again.
The “miracle” of Netflix
The disappearance of Orlandi, which is back in the news After the premiere of the new documentary “Vatican Girl” on the Netflix platform, he was linked in several journalistic investigations to the assassination attempt against John Paul II in 1981 in St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican at the hands of the Turkish terrorist Ali Agca .
He was also accused to the Banda della Magliana, the Roman mafia of the 70s and 80s, who allegedly acted on orders from the late American archbishop Paul Marcinkus, then director of the IOR, the Vatican bank.
Recently, two unedited audios have been published on relations with the Banda della Magliana and the Vatican; and Ali Agca sent a letter to Emanuela’s brother Pietro in which He blamed the Vatican again.
In particular, the Netflix documentary universalized the case among its millions of subscribers and this forced the Vatican to reopen the case after closing it shortly before.
Italy will approve soon the creation of a parliamentary commission to try to clarify the unsolved disappearances of two girls, one of them Emanuela Orlandi.
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