- Jul 12, 2020
When it comes to reform efforts of any sort, the Vatican doesn’t just face challenges in the here-and-now. It also faces a historical trust deficit, grounded in genuine episodes of cover-up and scandal which have been part of the Vatican’s history almost as much as Bernini’s colonnade and the Swiss Guard.
Because all of the human bones found in a Vatican cemetery last summer were at least 100 years old, the Vatican City State court officially closed its investigation into the possibility that some of the remains belonged to a teenage woman missing for more than 30 years.
The Vatican press office said that the results of a morphological analysis of bones and bone fragments found at an ossuary in a Vatican cemetery concluded that none belonged to Emanuela Orlandi, a young Italian woman who has been missing for more than 30 years.
During a search for the remains of a young Italian woman missing for more than 30 years, workers discovered an enormous number of bones inside two ossuaries in a building next to a Vatican cemetery.
The mystery of the 1983 disappearance of the 15-year-old daughter of a Vatican employee took yet another twist Saturday following excavations this week at a Vatican City cemetery.
On Thursday much of the excitement over the opening of two Vatican tombs in search of the remains of a missing Italian teen was put to rest when the graves, belonging to two German princesses, were found empty.