Vatican prosecutors to meet with brother of teenage girl who vanished in the 1980s

by | Apr 7, 2023 | Religion

ROME (RNS) — Vatican prosecutors will meet with the brother of Emanuela Orlandi, the teenage daughter of a Vatican employee and resident who went missing nearly 40 years ago.In a statement on Good Friday (April 7), Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said Vatican prosecutors will meet Tuesday with Pietro Orlandi to submit “his own statements and offer any information in his possession” regarding his sister’s disappearance on June 22, 1983.
The prosecutor’s office “confirms the Holy See’s willingness to shed light on the affair, also in light of Pietro Orlandi’s recent statements, by taking every possible action in order to arrive at an accurate reconstruction of the events,” Bruni said Friday.
In an April 4 interview with the Italian TV news program “Di Martedi,” Orlandi said he would present prosecutors with documents and messages that shed light on his sister’s disappearance.

Among the documents, he claimed, is correspondence between a “high-ranking member of the Church of England” and the late Cardinal Ugo Poletti, who served as vicar general of the Diocese of Rome from 1973 until 1991, in which the young girl is mentioned.
Pietro speculated that his sister’s disappearance may have involved a conspiracy to cover up the abuse of minors by Vatican clerics and claimed that it may even involve “people abo …

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