Thu Apr 12, 2012, 01:01 PM
alp227 (23,071 posts)
Rome prosecutors link Vatican cleric to 29-year mystery of missing girl
Source: The Guardian
The Vatican is under pressure to help resolve one of the strangest of many enigmas lingering in Italy from the cold war years.
For four years, prosecutors in Rome have been making a renewed attempt to get at the truth behind the disappearance in 1983 of Emanuela Orlandi, the 15-year-old daughter of a Vatican employee.
They are seeking to ascertain whether she was seized by a notorious band of Rome criminals, and whether this has any bearing on the fact that the leader of the gang was buried in a Vatican basilica normally reserved for cardinals and other illustrious prelates.
Last month, Walter Veltroni, a former deputy prime minister, asked the interior minister in Mario Monti's government to confirm that the basilica of Sant'Apollinare, a few yards from the Piazza Navona in central Rome, did not enjoy extra-territorial status and was thus subject to Italian law.
Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/apr/12/prosecutors-link-vatican-missing-girl
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Rome prosecutors link Vatican cleric to 29-year mystery of missing girl (Original post)
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Thu Apr 12, 2012, 02:10 PM
Blue_Tires (34,313 posts)
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Thu Apr 12, 2012, 01:39 PM
Dawson Leery (9,888 posts)
4. The Vatican is filth.
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Thu Apr 12, 2012, 02:41 PM
happyslug (11,472 posts)
7. So the Guardian perfer an anonymous caller to any other explanation
At the end of the Article the Guardian does mention the Cardinal who explained WHY he did the funeral, and it was related to the fact the man helped him organize food kitchens in Rome.
I compare this to Al Capone, who also did Food Kitchens in Chicago (and was a bigger help to the homeless then the Federal, State and local Governments to the homeless at that time, i.e. the early 1930s pre-New Deal). Al Capone was well liked among the homeless and many of the people who dealt with the homeless, his being a criminal was unimportant to them.
There MAY be something to this, but I would place my money elsewhere if I was betting on this missing girl (Presumed to be dead) being related to the Vatican OTHER then she was the daughter of a Vatican official. If I was the Vatican I would grant permission to look into the Coffin, just to shut people up, but that is the call of the Vatican. Please note the alternative point of view is also valid, do we want people to dig up people just because some anonymous caller says some one else is buried in that grave? You have to draw the line somewhere. Do we do another digging up a President (Harding) to test out a theory that he was poisoned by his wife? When that accusation is made decades after both the President and his wife are long dead? You have to draw the line somewhere, and a 20 year old murder case, where the only comment is some anonymous caller saying the victim is buried with the potential murder is at best borderline.