When two people come together to make a family in love, peace, and unity, they are aware of all the things that could go wrong but only pray and hope the thorns in the roses do not come up to bruise them.
It’s like the evil that hovers over your head which you pray never falls on you. Sometimes families scale through happily. Other times, sad things happen – just like it did with the Orlandis.
There was a missing child, with no trace whatsoever and no clue as to what might have happened for over three decades.
This is the case of the Orlandis, who lost their 15-year-old daughter many years ago. What’s worse?
There has been no closure for the family as noone knows what happened to her, neither has there been any leadings to her disappearance.
If you continue reading, you will get first-hand knowledge about the disturbing story and disappearance of Emanuela Orlandi. But be careful now; you might get emotional on this one.
10 Who Was Emanuela Orlandi?
Emanuela Orlandi was an average girl who grew up within the walls of the Vatican. Born January 14, 1968, Orlandi was her parents’ second youngest child (she was the fourth child of five children).
A student at Liceo scientific high school in Rome, at her disappearance, she played the flute. She also belonged to the choir of Saint Anna dei Palafrenieri, located in the Vatican.
On June 22, 1983, 15-year-old Emanuela disappeared on her way back from flute practice, and not a word has been heard from her ever since.
9 Growing Up In The Vatican
According to Pietro Orlandi, Emanuela’s elder brother, growing up in Vatican City was every child’s dream – they had only happy memories.
They lived everyday life in a close-knit community. Their father, Ercole Orlandi, either worked in the Vatican as a clerk of the Vatican Bank or as an employee of the papal household.
Due to Mr. Ercole’s position in the papal household, his children had free access to the Vatican Gardens. They had pretty enviable relations with Pope John Paul II. There are pictures of the family and the former Pope together.