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Bones Found at Rome’s Nunciature: A Man’s Skeleton from Before 1964

The ‘Orlandi’ Theory Seems Rejected at Present

The bones found in the basement of the caretaker’s lodge of the Apostolic Nunciature in Rome belong to a man and are dated before 1964, revealed Professor Giovanni Arcudi, in an interview with InBlu Italian Catholic Radio on November 26, 2018, which seems to reject any connection with the disappearance of two high school students in Rome in 1983.

Giovanni Arcudi is Professor of Legal Medicine at Tor Vergata University. Rome’s Procurator General appointed him as an expert of the Vatican, to research bones at the “Villa Giorgina.”

Fragments of human bones were found in the course of the renovation works of a building adjoining the Apostolic Nunciature in Italy, located on Via Po 27 in Rome, announced the Vatican last October 30.

The Vatican Gendarmerie intervened and the Italian Authorities were informed. ”The Gendarmerie Corps intervened rapidly on the spot, informing superiors of the Holy See, who immediately informed the Italian Authorities in view of appropriate investigations and the necessary collaboration in this affair.”

Giuseppe Pignatone, Procurator General of Rome, delegated the Scientific Police and the Mobile Team of the Rome’s Police Headquarters to determine the age, sex, and date of death of the bones discovered.

Professor Giovanni Arcudi explained: “As the Procurator announced, partial and provisional data exists dating the bones to a time prior to 1964, according to which they belong to a male skeleton. These results (. . .) are the object of an investigation (. . . ). If, as I believe, these first laboratory analyses are reliable, all references to Emanuela Orlandi disappear.”

The link between the disappearance on June 22, 1983, of high school student Emanuela Orlandi, born in 1968, daughter of a Vatican employee, and these bones, is an “entirely media” theory, he added.

The student’s disappearance was often associated by the press with that of another high school student, Mirella Gregori, born in 1967, who disappeared shortly before Emanuela, on May 7, 1983.

According to the present results, their dates of birth don’t correspond to the first analyses carried out by the police on the bones found.

About Anita Bourdin

France. Journalist accreditated to the Holy See press office since 1995. Started Zenit in french in january 1999. Classical litterature (Paris IV-Sorbonne). Master in journalism (IJRS Bruxelles). Biblical theology (PUG, Rome).

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