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Vatican says handling 'Orlandi tomb' request

Vatican says handling 'Orlandi tomb' request

(ANSA) - Vatican City, March 27 - The Vatican said Wednesday
it was handling a request from the family of Emanuela Orlandi to
see if a tomb in the Teutonic Cemetery inside the city state is
that of the 15-year-old Vatican citizen who disappeared in the
summer of 1983.
"We're handling it, we'll find a way. I can't say any more,"
said the Vatican tribunal's promoter of justice, Gian Pierto
On March 4 Orlandi's family asked the Vatican to reopen what
it calls a "suspect" tomb in the Teutonic Cemetery in the
"I can confirm that the letter from Emanuela Orlandi's family
has been received by (Secretary of State) Cardinal Pietro
Parolin," said interim Vatican spokesman Alessandro Gisotti.
He said their request to have the tomb reopened "will now be
A lawyer for the Orlandi family said "seeing that the Pope
has decided to open the Vatican Archives for the Pontificate of
Pius XII in 2020, we make an appeal to the pontiff to give us
access to the dossier that regards the investigation into the
disappearance of Emanule Orlandi".
Last summer the Orlandi family lawyer received an anonymous
note saying "seek where the angel indicates".
Investigations then led the family to think her remains might
be in the tomb, which is pointed to by an angel on the cemetery
wall holding a sheet saying RIP.

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