After posting the 2nd previous entry, it occurred to me that the notion that Mignini was willing to destroy the lives of two promising young people (Knox and Sollecito) to save his monstrous face is UTTERLY LAME simply because it ignores the amorality of doing so. Are they actually hinting at the truth - that the Italian "justice" system IS amoral, and that Mignini's "conservative Catholicism" is a sham?
Another interesting aspect of this cover story is that "save face" converts to 47 15, i.e. 11 6. Perhaps this numerical combination was one reason this excuse was used, but since I can't prove intent in this case, it's just interesting.