May 22, 2012
THE Catholic Church’s leading exorcist priest has sensationally claimed a missing schoolgirl thought to be buried in a murdered gangster’s tomb was kidnapped for Vatican sex parties.
Father Gabriel Amorth, 85, spoke out as investigators examine mobster Enrico De Pedis’s tomb in the hunt for Emanuela Orlandi who vanished in 1983 aged 15.
Police and forensic experts broke into the grave last week after an anonymous tipster told a missing persons TV show the truth about Emanuela’s disappearance would be ”found there”.
Bones not belonging to the mobster were recovered but are yet to be positively identified as Emanuela’s.
In an interview with La Stampa newspaper, Father Amorth, who has carried out more than 70,000 exorcisms, said: ”This was a crime with a sexual motive.
“It has already previously been stated by (deceased) monsignor Simeone Duca, an archivist at the Vatican, who was asked to recruit girls for parties with the help of the Vatican gendarmes.
”I believe that Emanuela ended up in this circle.
"I have never believed in the international theory (overseas kidnappers) and I have motives to believe that this was just a case of sexual exploitation, which led to murder and then the hiding of her body.
"Also involved are diplomatic staff from a foreign embassy to the Holy See.”