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Cardinal Gianelli, is a high-level religious figure who becomes embroiled with the "Angel of Death Conspiracy".

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He betrayed the Order of St. Michael by forbidding them to use the Ark. Gianelli then tries to sabotage Monsignor Devlin and Father Gregor by stealing the manuscript, getting shot in the process by Father Gregor.


  • On the Cardinal's office in The Monastery, Vatican|the Monastery]], is displayed behind his desk an interesting painting. "The Ark of Ashdod" - depicting the slaughter of the innocents. Described in the book of Samuel, it depicts the power of the Ark of the Covenant devastating the populous of Ashdod.