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Orlandi Affair: The Holy See Denies Any Financial Implication

Rumors Are “Totally False and without Foundation”

The Holy See energetically denied any financial implication in the matter of the disappearance on June 22, 1983, of young Italian Emmanuela Orlandi, then 15, daughter of a Vatican employee.

After the publication in the Italian press on September 17, 2017, of an “alleged document of the Holy See that would attest to the past payment of considerable sums on the part of the Vatican, to cover Emmanuela Orlandi’s stay outside of Italy,” the Secretariat of State issued a press release at the end of the day denying energetically “the authenticity of the document” and assuring that the information is “totally false and without foundation.”

The Vatican said it is saddened by these publications that “attempt against the honor of the Holy See” and revive “the immense grief of the Orlandi family, to which the Secretariat of State reiterates its solidarity.”


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