VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican says it has done everything possible to try to resolve the 1983 disappearance of an employee's daughter and isn't hiding anything.
Its chief spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, made the assertion Saturday following media speculation the Vatican knows something it's not revealing about the case. Sparking the speculation was a Good Friday homily in St. Peter's Basilica by the papal preacher, who decried that many atrocious crimes go unsolved and urged those who could help, not to go to their tombs with secrets.
Emanuela Orlandi was 15 when she disappeared after leaving her family's Vatican City apartment to go to a music lesson in Rome. Lombardi said the Vatican had nothing "hidden" or any "secrets" to reveal in the case.