Vatican cemetery to be searched in decades-old missing girl case

Vatican cemetery to be searched in decades-old missing girl case

ROME – Thirty-six years after the disappearance of 15-year old Italian girl Emanuela Orlandi, the Vatican announced on Tuesday that two graves located in the German cemetery within Vatican grounds will be opened on July 11, following the allegations made by her family that her body is there.
“The decision is part of one of the files opened following a complaint of the family of Emanuela Orlandi that, as is known, in recent months has, among other things, reported the possible concealment of her body in the small cemetery located within the territory of the Vatican State,” the statement reads.
The order to open the graves came from the Vatican’s Promoter of Justice, Gian Piero Milano. It was issued June 27 and announced through a statement by the Vatican’s ad interim spokesperson, Alessandro Gisotti.
Relatives of Orlandi and of the people buried in the graves concerned will be present when the graves are opened, as will the head of the Vatican’s Gendarmerie, Domenico Giani.
https://cruxnow.com/vatican/2019/07/02/vatican-cemetery-to-be-searched-in-decades-old-missing-girl-case/

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