Enrico De Pedis (May 15, 1954 − February 2, 1990) was an Italian criminal and one of the bosses of the Banda della Magliana, an Italian criminal organization based in the city of Rome, particularly active throughout the late 1970s until the early 1990s. His nickname was "'Renatino". Unlike other members of his gang, De Pedis possessed a strong entrepreneurial spirit. While other members squandered their earnings, he invested his illicit proceeds (in construction companies, restaurants, boutiques, etc).
Along with many of the crimes committed by his gang, De Pedis has also been linked to the disappearance of Emanuela Orlandi, whose case has been linked with the attempt on pope John Paul II. On February 2, 1990, he was ambushed and murdered by his former colleagues on Via del Pellegrino near Campo de Fiori. He was buried in the Sant'Apollinare Basilica in Rome and his coffin was opened following a claim that the body inside was that of Emanuela Orlandi.
The Rome prosecutor's offices is currently investigating why he was entombed in the Vatican-owned basilica.  According to the former Banda della Magliana's member Antonio Mancini, this was a reward to De Pedis for his role in persuading other members to stop the strikes (including Emanuela Orlandi's kidnapping) that the gang was moving against the Vatican [What a farce! Magliana gang were tool of Vatican, not the opposite! - avles] in order to force the restitution of large amounts of money they had lent to the Vatican Bank through Roberto Calvi's Banco Ambrosiano.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Above image - "The Vatican blesses the Crime: the case of Enrico De Pedis" -Posted: May 4 2007, 05:08 PM
"......Piergiorgio Welby did not have the funeral in the church, unlike bosses and criminals - said Saviano - as Enrico de Pedis, Francisco Franco, Augusto Pinochet........"