Pressure mounted earlier this month when a prosecuting magistrate, Giancarlo Capaldo, claimed senior officials at the Vatican knew much more than they were letting on about the Magliana gang’s links to the Holy See, and the gang’s suspected kidnap and murder of Emanuela Orlandi, the 15-year-old daughter of a Vatican official, in 1983.
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Levy told the Associated Press he thought he had sufficiently shown that the Vatican bank engaged in commercial activities in the United States, which can serve as an exemption to the immunities act’s protection clauses. “The reason we’re disappointed is the court found that dealing in gold teeth from concentration camps was not a commercial act,” he said. The court had ruled that the Vatican banks’ commercial activities in the U.S. were “too tangentially related to their legal claims to be considered the basis for the suit.”