“Emanuela Orlandi taken to London”, the letter that reveals everything

Emanuela may have been taken to London: Peter Orlandi he tells Sky Tg24 about the letter, delivered to the Vatican promoter of justice Alessandro Diddi, which could corroborate this hypothesis.

A letter dated 1993 in which the then Archbishop of Canterbury explicitly invited the cardinal Hugh Polettiin those years Archpriest of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, with the aim of “personally discuss the situation of Emanuela Orlandi that I am aware of”. It is, therefore, an episode that took place ten years after Emanuela’s disappearance, which took place on 22 June 1993, and which could be fundamental in reconstructing what actually happened to the girl. The track LondonPietro Orlandi reveals during the interview,“I have never abandoned her. I have reason to believe that Emanuela, beyond this letter, was taken there”. “Surely I don’t have enough certainty about this letter that it’s authentic, as far as other things are concerned I’m verifying”he adds.

What does the letter say

“Dear Eminence, knowing that you will be here in London for a few days, I feel obliged to invite you to visit me in the coming days to personally discuss the situation of Emanuela Orlandi of which I am aware”reads the letter written by the then Archbishop of Canterbury and addressed to Cardinal Ugo Poletti. “After correspondence yearsI think it is right to discuss a situation of such importance personally”continues the writing. “Let me know if you need a personal translator or if you will bring it with you. I await your reply in the next few days”concludes the archbishop.

The story

It’s from 1993″explains Pietro Orlandi,“Poletti was already no longer vicar of Rome, he was Archpriest of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, and this letter is addressed by Archbishop George Carey of London precisely to ‘His Eminence Cardinal Poletti, Archpriest of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore'”. So the date and the role would in fact be congruous.

“But the strange thing is that it is sent to that place, in London, which also refers to the five sheets, a Clapham Road. The five sheets mentioned are those in which Cardinal Antonetti contacted Monsignors Giovanni Battista Re (at the time substitute for General Affairs of the Secretariat of State of the Holy See) and Jean-Louis Tauran (Secretary for Relations with States) to report a “summary account of the expenses incurred by the Vatican City State for activities relating to the citizen Emanuela Orlandi”among which, explicitly mentioned, the board and lodging fees 176 Clapham Road Londra”. All elements, including these that emerged in 1998, capable of pushing towards this hypothesis.

Once the letter has been delivered to Alessandro Diddi, the hope is that finally some light will be shed on the matter: “I hope that the Vatican, since I delivered this letter, has listened to the Archbishop, because he is still alive”Orlando concludes.

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