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The Vatican is defending the late archbishop Paul Marcinkus, the head of the Vatican Bank whose tenure was marred by financial scandal, from media reports…that he ordered the killing of a 15-year-old girl in 1983.
Marcinkus, an American who died in Arizona in 2006 at the age of 84, was accused by the girlfriend of a slain mobster of hiring hitmen to kidnap and kill Emanuela Orlandi in 1983…
There has also long been speculation of a link between the Orlandi case and alleged mafia involvement in Vatican finances.
Such theories connect Orlandi’s disappearance and the still unsolved death in 1982 of Italian Roberto Calvi, known as “God’s Banker”, who was found hanged from Blackfriars Bridge in London after the institution he ran, Banco Ambrosiano, collapsed.
Calvi was first ruled to have committed suicide, but an Italian court found last year that he had probably been murdered by the mafia for losing money he was supposed to launder.
The Vatican is upset about journalists who are “sensationalizing” the case. At least they didn’t have the chutzpah to call the story “implausible” or “unlikely”.