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Nearly 40 years after the disappearance of 15-year-old Italian girl Emanuela Orlandi, the Vatican’s tribunal has reopened the case, which has received a fresh wave of attention after being featured in a Netflix documentary last year.

Vatican tribunal reopens cold case involving Netflix’s ‘Vatican Girl’
Crowds seeking answers into the 1983 disappearance of Italian teen Emanuela Orlandi hold posters with her face in St. Peter’s Square. (Credit: Riccardo De Luca/AP.)

ROME – Nearly 40 years after the disappearance of 15-year-old Italian girl Emanuela Orlandi, the Vatican’s tribunal has reopened the case, which has received a fresh wave of attention after being featured in a Netflix documentary last year.

Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni confirmed the news to Crux, saying the Vatican’s Promotor of Justice, Alessandro Diddi, “has opened a file in response to requests made by the family in various settings.”

The news was first reported by Italian agency Adnkronos, which stated that Diddi and the Vatican Gendarmes intend to re-examine all files, documents, reports, and testimonies that have come in over the past 40 years in hopes of clarifying lingering questions and putting a definitive end to the speculation that has surrounded the case almost from the beginning.

Work will begin with information gathered during the official proceedings, and will both follow new leads and reexamine ones that lacked necessary details at the time they came in, going over every single detail on file from the afternoon of June 22, 1983, when Orlandi disappeared, until today.

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