Vatican City, Oct 31, 2018 / 04:37 am
Human bone fragments have been discovered during the renovation of a building connected to the Holy See's apostolic nunciature in Rome, the Vatican said late Tuesday.
Rome's chief prosecutor, Giuseppe Pignatone, has called for a forensic examination of the remains to determine age, sex, and date of death. It is yet unknown if they belong to one or more people.
The Vatican gendarmerie was called promptly to the location, the Holy See press office said Oct. 30. The remains were found in the basement of a building owned by the Holy See in Rome, which sits on Vatican extra-territororial property.
The release states that the gendarmerie "immediately informed Italian authorities" in order to carry out a collaborative investigation.