Emanuela Orlandi, brother Pietro: “The Pope raise his voice”

Demonstration today in Rome to demand truth and justice on the disappearance of the Vatican town on 22 June 1983

“I would like a word from Pope Francis, given that he asked for the opening of this investigation in the Vatican, that he raised his voice a little. It should say: ‘I told you to move on and we’re still like this?“. Thus Pietro Orlandi during the demonstration organized in Piazza Cavour in Rome to continue to ask for truth and justice for Emanuela Orlandi, the Vatican citizen who disappeared on 22 June 1983. “A word to say we are doing something, we want to get to the truth as soon as possible . I understand that the Pope has other problems, but why remain silent?”.

The times of the parliamentary commission

“This is the demonstration that I do every year on the occasion of Emanuela’s birthday. For 40 years I have been asking for justice: I only do what needs to be done. I hope that the parliamentary commission will be able to start by February, I try to be optimistic” said Pietro Orlandi. “At the beginning I had doubts: I feared slowdowns – says Emanuela’s brother in front of more than a hundred people with signs asking for the truth – Everyone is telling me that it will be done soon. The prosecutor’s office never tells you what they are doing, but I know they are working: they told me that prosecutor Stefano Luciani, the Rome magistrate in charge of the investigation, is working a lot. From the Vatican front, the latest outing of the promoter of justice Diddi displeased me – he added – but perhaps he meant something else. She said, ‘we’ll get to the end, but we have no time limit.’ You can’t say a sentence like that after 40 years. Two, three names that I presented to him were important and some, after a year, he still hasn’t called. What I don’t accept is that it insinuates itself on the family, like accusing my uncle.”

Pietro Orlandi said he was “happy” with the Commission and Parliament “because, although the Vatican made it clear that they did not want this commission, when Diddi presented himself to the Senate and said: ‘we see it as a pernicious interference with the excellent work we are doing’ it was as if to say go about your business your. But the fact that Parliament acted differently means – he explained – not accepting that type of imposition. I would like the commission to summon me immediately, as I was summoned by Diddi, and I would present the same memorial filed with the prosecutor’s office and to the same promoter”. I would advise the commission “not to start from scratch, but to listen to people relating to events that have occurred recently: the issue of Capaldo, of the two Vatican emissaries who went to the prosecutor’s office”.