On July 7 in Rome, a man demanded the release of Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turk convicted of trying to kill Pope John Paul II, in return for freeing a 15-year-old girl, who disappeared on June 22.
SV PULL BACK TO GV EXTERIOR Vatican City street
GV ZOOM INTO CU Poster of kidnapped girl Emanuela Orlandi (2 shots)
SV PULL BACK Vatican window, Vatican, and other buildings (3 shots)
SV PAN TO GV Post box in Rome where ransom note was left
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Background: On July 7 in Rome, a man demanded the release of Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turk convicted of trying to kill Pope John Paul II, in return for freeing a 15-year-old girl, who disappeared on June 22. The Italian news agency, ANSA, said that following the man's telephone instructions, it found copies of documents belonging to the girl. Emanuela Orlandi, daughter of a Vatican messenger. Since her disappearance, her family had put posters of her around Rome and the Vatican City in the hope that somebody would remember seeing her. A police spokesman said that investigations were underway and that the phone call may be genuine. Police said the caller, who had a young and nervous voice, refused to say if he belonged to a group, but said he had contacted the Vatican to demand the Pope's intervention. The man gave the Italian government a deadline of 20 days to release Agca, serving a life sentence for attempting to kill the pontiff in Saint Peter's Square in May 1981. The investigation was set in motion after an ANSA journalist found copies of Emanuela's school papers in Rome.