Keyword: turin

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Manoppello's Holy Face shrine sees uptick in US interest

    01/27/2014 8:06:10 AM PST · by NYer · 17 replies
    cna ^ | January 26, 2014 | Alan Holdren
    The Holy Face of Manoppello (L) with direct sunlight from behind the image, and (R) with direct sunlight in front, Jan 10, 2014. Credit: Alan Holdren/CNA. Rome, Italy, Jan 26, 2014 / 04:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Shrine to the Holy Face of Christ tucked into Italy's Appennine mountains is starting to catch the attention of the world, particularly that of American Catholics.   “We have a lot of Italians, of course, and many Germans but now we're seeing more and more pilgrims from the U.S.,” said Sister Blandina Paschalis Schloemer, a Trappist nun and daily pilgrim that lives within...
  • (Catholic Caucus) - EWTN Live - [2013-11-6 - Barrie Schwortz - Interview on "Shroud of Turin"]

    11/07/2013 8:30:39 PM PST · by Heart-Rest · 6 replies
    EWTN ^ | 11-06-13 | EWTN
    Barrie Schwortz, the Official Documenting Photographer for the Shroud of Turin, joins Fr. Joseph Mary Wolfe to discuss this remarkable & sacred image of Our Lord. "EWTN Live" Link
  • Original research team member says science still can't explain Shroud (with video)

    04/28/2013 12:51:20 PM PDT · by NYer · 112 replies
    cns ^ | April 24, 2013 | Lauren Colegrove
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Even with modern scientific technology, the Shroud of Turin continues to baffle researchers. Barrie Schwortz was the documenting photographer for the Shroud of Turin research project in 1978, an in-depth examination of what many people believe to be the burial cloth of Jesus. Raised in an Orthodox Jewish home, "it took me a long time to come to terms with the fact that I'm a Jew and involved with probably the most important relic of Christianity," Schwortz told Catholic News Service. "Isn't it funny how God always picks a Jew to be the messenger," he said....
  • Does This Finding Prove Jesus Resurrection? New Book Offers Stunning Details About the Shroud

    03/30/2013 1:29:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 120 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 28, 2013 | Billy Hallowell
    The Shroud of Turin continues to spark intense theological debate. While one side believes that the cloth is nothing more than a medieval forgery, the other contends that the x-ray-like image imprinted on it was supernaturally created during Jesus Christs resurrection. In the past, claims that it was the work of a renaissance artist, an optical illusion or, as mentioned, a legitimate, faith-inspired phenomenon have abounded. Without a doubt, the cloth has confounded supporters and detractors, alike, for decades. Now, The Mystery of the Shroud, a book that examines new chemical and mechanical tests that were more recently conducted on...
  • New experiments on Shroud show its not medieval (dates to 1st century)

    03/26/2013 8:14:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 175 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | March 26, 2013 | ANDREA TORNIELLI
    Professor Giulio Fanti and journalist Saverio Gaeta have published a book with the results of some chemical and mechanical tests which confirm that the Shroud dates back to the 1st century ANDREA TORNIELLIROME New scientific experiments carried out at the University of Padua have apparently confirmed that the Shroud Turin can be dated back to the 1st century AD. This makes its compatible with the tradition which claims that the cloth with the image of the crucified man imprinted on it is the very one Jesus body was wrapped in when he was taken off the cross. The news will...
  • Pollen is evidence that the Holy Shroud is indeed a winding sheet

    06/07/2012 3:52:04 PM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | May 24, 2012 | MARCO TOSATTI
    According to university researchers the pollen found in the Turin Shroud corresponds to that of flowers used for funerals in Asia Minor 2000 years ago Marco TosattiRome In a recent conference held in Valencia, on the Holy Shroud, the work of one Marzia Boi, a university researcher at the University of the Balearic Islands stood out in particular. Boi is an expert in Palynology, which is the science that studies pollen.As history lovers may already know, the fabric of the Holy Shroud is covered in pollen and Bois report clearly highlights that the pollen is proof that the shroud, which...
  • Italian study claims Turin Shroud is Christ's authentic burial robe

    Just days before Christmas, a new study has emerged that suggests that one of Christianity's most prized but mysterious relics the Turin Shroud is not a medieval forgery but could be the authentic burial robe of Christ. Italian scientists have conducted a series of advanced experiments which, they claim, show that the marks on the shroud purportedly left by the imprint of Christ's body could not possibly have been faked with technology that was available in the medieval period. The research will be an early Christmas present for shroud believers, but is likely to be greeted...
  • Scientists say Turin Shroud is supernatural (misleading title)

    Italian government scientists have claimed to have discovered evidence that a supernatural event formed the image on the Turin Shroud, believed by many to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ. After years of work trying to replicate the colouring on the shroud, a similar image has been created by the scientists. However, they only managed the effect by scorching equivalent linen material with high-intensity ultra violet lasers, undermining the arguments of other research, they say, which claims the Turin Shroud is a medieval hoax.
  • "The Shroud is not a fake" (Scientists say there is no way to falsify or duplicate it)

    12/14/2011 11:10:27 AM PST · by NYer · 156 replies · 1+ views
    Vatican Insider ^ | December 12, 2011 | MARCO TOSATTI
    The Holy Shroud New research from ENEA on the sacred Linen kept in Turin marco tosattirome Enea, the National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, has published a report on five years of experiments conducted in the ENEA center of Frascati on the “shroud-like coloring of linen fabrics by far ultraviolet radiation”. “Simply put: we tried to understand how the Shroud of Turin was imprinted by an image so special that it constitutes its charm, and poses a great and very radical challenge, "to identify the physical and chemical processes capable of generating a color similar...
  • Shroud of Turin

    The authenticity Shroud of Turin has been the most debated of Christian relics in history. Many believe this is the burial shroud of Jesus. Some dismiss it out of hand because of their religious or philosophical beliefs about God. Some Protestants are wary of they perceive as a Catholic relic. But what if it is real? What if it is an authentic archaeological piece?
  • International Congress and Exposition of the Holy Shroud, Lima, Peru

    09/04/2010 12:47:53 PM PDT · by 0beron · 3 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 09/04/2010 | Tancred
    (Lima, Peru) In the Capital of Lima there will be a Sindonological Congress on the Shroud of Turin, one of the most important relics in Christendom. The scholar participants are to present a series of new studies, with which they will prove the authenticity of the Relic as the burial shroud of Christ. The Congress was organized by the Study Center for Sindonology (Study of the Shroud of Turin) at Turin. Bruno Barberis, director of the Turin Study Center explained, that researchers from the entire world are finding more and more evidence to support the authenticity of the burial cloth....
  • Italy: Moroccan woman assaulted with acid in Turin

    08/27/2010 1:36:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Adnkronos ^ | 8/27/2010
    Turin, 27 August(AKI) - A 19-year-old Moroccan woman suffered second and third degree burns over 20 percent over her body following an late Thursday in the northern industrial city of Turin when attackers threw acid over her. According to a police official, at around 9:00 pm Hasna Beniliha was approached from behind by a man who poured the contents of a bottle on her before escaping on foot. Another three people who were standing near the victim were treated for burns from drops of the acid and released early from hospital. The police official said investigators are working on the...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: HOLY SHROUD, 06-21-10

    06/21/2010 9:26:33 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 06-21-10 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):HOLY SHROUD Relic of the winding sheet in which Christ was likely buried, and venerated in Turin, Italy. It is a strip of linen cloth, fourteen feet three inches long and three feet seven inches wide, bearing the front and back imprints of a human body. Tradition for its authenticity dates from the seventh century. Originally enshrined in France, it was transferred to Turin in 1578. It is kept in a richly decorated elaborate case behind the main altar. Recent analysis tends to verify the authenticity of this relic. The marks of the sweat and blood...
  • TERRORISM and COUNTERTERRORISM: News, INFORMATION & Analysis #2

    04/11/2010 9:33:03 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 4,070 replies · 6,773+ views
    Free Republic | 4/11/2010 | FReeper Collaboration
    Obama amputates our nuclear arms By: Charles Krauthammer ...snippet...Under President Obamas new policy, however, if the state that has just attacked us with biological or chemical weapons is in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty, explained Gates, then the U.S. pledges not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against it. Imagine the scenario: Hundreds of thousands are lying dead in the streets of Boston after a massive anthrax or nerve gas attack. The president immediately calls in the lawyers to determine whether the attacking state is in compliance with the NPT. If it turns out that the attacker...
  • ITALY EXPELLED MOROCCANS ON SUSPICION OF POPE PLOT

    05/15/2010 4:12:00 AM PDT · by Cindy · 14 replies · 548+ views
    IN.REUTERS.com ^ | Fri May 14, 2010 10:03pm IST | n/a
    SNIPPET: "ROME (Reuters) - Two Moroccan students deported from Italy last month were suspected of plotting to assassinate Pope Benedict, an Interior Ministry source said on Friday. Mohamed Hlal, 26, and Ahmed Errahmouni, 22, students at the University for Foreigners in the central Italian city of Perugia, had been under surveillance by anti-terrorist police for months before they were expelled on April 29." SNIPPET: "Six other foreign students, suspected of contacts with militant Islamic groups, are still under investigation." SNIPPET: "The magazine said police discovered a map of Turin at Errahmouni's house annotated with numbers and circles, ahead of a...
  • Pope:Shroud of Turin is the icon of Gods death [Full Text]

    05/03/2010 6:08:46 AM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies · 840+ views
    Spero News ^ | May 3, 2010
    Turin (AsiaNews) – Towards the end of his visit to Turin, Benedict XVI went in the afternoon to the city’s cathedral to silently venerate the Shroud, which is currently on special display (10 April-23 May). The event’s theme is Passio Christi – Passio hominis.After standing for a few minutes in silence in front of the Shroud, the Pontiff addressed his meditation to a group of cloistered nuns from some of the monasteries of the diocese. Here is his meditation in full.Dear friends,This is a much-awaited moment for me. In another occasion, I found myself before the Holy Shroud, but...
  • Pope: Turin Shroud 'mirrors' human suffering

    05/02/2010 10:10:25 AM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies · 257+ views
    AFP ^ | May 2, 2010
    Turin, Italy - Throngs of pilgrims filled Turin's Piazza San Carlo on Sunday as Pope Benedict XVI celebrated mass before visiting the Shroud of Turin, believed by many to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ. "The Holy Shroud eloquently reminds us always" of Jesus's suffering, the pope said in his homily of one of the most revered objects in Christendom and also one of the most disputed. The mysterious linen, which shows a man's body and face many believe to be of Jesus, "mirrors our suffering in the suffering of Christ", said the pontiff near the cathedral housing the...
  • Shroud of Turin on display again

    04/10/2010 12:37:32 PM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies · 509+ views
    CBC news ^ | April 10, 2010
    Archbishop of Turin, Cardinal Severino Poletto, stands in front of the Holy Shroud on Saturday. The Shroud of Turin, believed by many Christians to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, went on public display Saturday for the first time in a decade.Over the next six weeks, about two million people are expected to view the linen bearing the faded image of a bearded man.The faded image of a bearded man appears on the shroud, a 4.3-metre-long linen revered by some as the burial cloth of Jesus. >Each visitor will be allowed five minutes to stand before the bulletproof, climate-controlled...
  • Shroud of Turin on display for the first time in Decade

    04/10/2010 4:31:10 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 45 replies · 749+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | April 10. 2010 | AFP
    TURIN, Italy (AFP) - The Shroud of Turin, believed by many to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, will go on public display here Saturday for the first time in a decade. Some two million people are expected to view one of the most revered relics in Christendom -- and among the most disputed -- over the next six weeks in this northern Italian city. Hundreds of journalists and photographers were offered a first chance to view the cloth as the city finalised preparations for the onslaught of visitors. A large area around the Turin cathedral has been cordoned...
  • Holy Shroud was hidden from Hitler's grasp in Benedictine Abbey (here are the details)

    04/08/2010 3:02:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies · 726+ views
    cna ^ | April 8, 2010
    An image of the Shroud of Turin. Rome, Italy, Apr 8, 2010 / 10:27 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Holy Shroud was transferred from Turin during World War II to keep it out of reach of Adolph Hitler, according to a Benedictine priest in a southern Italian abbey. Monks in Avellino, Italy stored the relic until 1946 "officially to protect it from bombs, in reality to hide it from the Fuhrer, who was obsessed with it," the monk said. Sensing the dangers posed by German officials' interest in the Shroud during a visit from Hitler to Italy in 1938, the...
  • Unveiling the Mystery (Historical and Scientific Evidence for Shroud of Turin)

    04/05/2010 4:14:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 42 replies · 924+ views
    NC Register ^ | April 5, 2010 | TiM DRAKE
    A life-size reproduction of the Shroud of Turin is seen in a permanent exhibit at Regina Apostolorum University in Rome Jan. 21. At left are examples of Roman whips for scourging; at right is a crown of thorns. Although the Shroud of Turin has been studied from virtually every scientific angle, no one has been able to fully explain how the image was transferred to the linen cloth. SACRAMENTO, Calif. For some, the Shroud of Turin represents a mysterious relic. For others, its evidence for the Resurrection. Whether you believe or not, everyone who views the image on the...
  • The Real Face of Jesus? is on the History Channel right now.

    04/03/2010 5:15:08 PM PDT · by Bellflower · 38 replies · 1,722+ views
    self | bellflower
    If anyone is interested "The Real Face of Jesus" is on right now on The History Channel. It is about bringing the face on the Shroud of Turin into three dimensions using a scientific process.
  • The Real Face of Jesus?

    03/30/2010 3:16:15 PM PDT · by maine-iac7 · 27 replies · 1,810+ views
    History Channel ^ | 30 March 2010 | History Channel
    The Real Face of Jesus follows a team of graphic experts as they use cutting-edge 3D software to bring a holy relic known as the Shroud of Turin to life... What did Jesus look like? Artists, scholars and millions of Christians around the world have been pondering the question for centuries. And on Tuesday, March 30, at 9/8c, HISTORY viewers may get closer to an answer than ever before, thanks to a special two-hour event
  • Is this the face of Jesus Christ?Figure of crucified man on Shroud comes to life

    03/25/2010 12:58:38 PM PDT · by TaraP · 363 replies · 7,417+ views
    WND ^ | March 24th, 2010
    The world will have an extraordinary opportunity to look upon an undistorted, never-before-seen, moving 3-D portrait of a man who many think is the crucified Jesus Christ. In just one week, graphic experts will bring to life an imprint on the holy relic known as the Shroud of Turin, believed by millions to be the burial shroud of Christ. The Shroud of Turin bears the full-body, back-and-front image of a crucified man that is said to closely resemble the New Testament description of the passion and death of Christ. The 14-foot cloth long has posed mysteries because of its age...
  • Turin in Philly

    03/16/2010 10:47:41 AM PDT · by NYer · 54 replies · 630+ views
    NC Register ^ | March 16, 2010 | JOHN BURGER
    The faithful venerate the replica of the Shroud of Turin at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in Philadelphia. PHILADELPHIA Not everyone will be able to travel to Italy this year when the Shroud of Turin is on public view for the first time in 10 years. But Philadelphia might be a good alternative. A Vatican replica of the Shroud of Turin is on display in the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Philly until June 29, and, according to officials of the Ukrainian Archdiocese, the effect the replica has been having on people is quite profound. People are...
  • 'Jesus-era' burial shroud found

    12/16/2009 6:53:57 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 24 replies · 1,335+ views
    bbc ^ | 16 December 2009 | Bethany Bell
    A team of archaeologists and scientists says it has, for the first time, found pieces of a burial shroud from the time of Jesus in a tomb in Jerusalem. The researchers, from Hebrew University and institutions in Canada and the US, said the shroud was very different from the controversial Turin Shroud. Some people believe the Turin Shroud to have been Christ's burial cloth, but others believe it is a fake. The newly found cloth has a simpler weave than Turin's, the scientists say. The body of a man wrapped in fragments of the shroud was found in a tomb...
  • Death certificate is imprinted on the Shroud of Turin, says Vatican scholar (more info)

    11/20/2009 12:00:11 PM PST · by markomalley · 108 replies · 3,295+ views
    The Times ^ | 11/20/2009 | Richard Owen
    A Vatican scholar claims to have deciphered the "death certificate" imprinted on the Shroud of Turin, or Holy Shroud, a linen cloth revered by Christians and held by many to bear the image of the crucified Jesus. Dr Barbara Frale, a researcher in the Vatican secret archives, said "I think I have managed to read the burial certificate of Jesus the Nazarene, or Jesus of Nazareth." She said that she had reconstructed it from fragments of Greek, Hebrew and Latin writing imprinted on the cloth together with the image of the crucified man. The shroud, which is kept in the...
  • Researcher says she found text on Shroud of Turin

    11/20/2009 6:04:03 AM PST · by NYer · 92 replies · 2,704+ views
    AP ^ | November 20, 2009
    ROME — A Vatican researcher claims she has found a nearly invisible text on the Shroud of Turin and says the discovery proves the authenticity of the artifact revered as Jesus' burial cloth.The claim made in a new book by historian Barbara Frale drew immediate skepticism from some scientists, who maintain the shroud is a medieval forgery.Frale, a researcher at the Vatican archives, says the faint writing emerged through computer analysis of photos of the shroud, which is not normally accessible for study.Frale says the jumble of Greek, Latin and Aramaic includes the words "Jesus Nazarene" and mentions he was...
  • Pope will travel to northern Italy in May to see Shroud of Turin

    10/27/2009 1:46:26 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies · 293+ views
    cns ^ | October 27, 2009 | Cindy Wooden
    Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schonborn celebrates Mass at St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Turin in 2000, the last time the Shroud of Turin was on public display. (CNS/Nancy Wiechec) By Cindy WoodenCatholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI will join hundreds of thousands of pilgrims traveling to northern Italy in 2010 to see the Shroud of Turin, which many believe is the burial cloth of Christ. The Vatican and the Archdiocese of Turin announced Oct. 27 that Pope Benedict will visit the city May 2. "As the first act of his visit, the Holy Father will...
  • Experts question scientists claim of reproducing Shroud of Turin

    10/07/2009 5:49:28 AM PDT · by NYer · 40 replies · 1,930+ views
    cna ^ | October 7, 2009
    Dr. John P. Jackson / The Shroud of Turin Colorado Springs, Colo., Oct 6, 2009 / 09:27 pm (CNA).- An Italian scientist is claiming to have re-created the burial cloth believed to have covered the crucified body of Jesus, called the Shroud of Turin. However, CNA spoke with experts who maintain that there are till several major differences between the new shroud and the ancient one.According to Reuters, Luigi Garlaschelli, an organic chemistry professor at the University of Pavia announced that he and his team have shown it is possible to reproduce something which has the same characteristics as...
  • Atheist-Funded Researcher: Shroud of Turin Is a Fraud (follow the money trail)

    10/06/2009 1:55:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies · 1,133+ views
    ncr ^ | October 6, 2009 | Tom McFeely
    Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schonborn celebrates Mass at St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Turin in 2000, the last time the Shroud of Turin was on public display. (CNS) That’s right, an Italian scientist whose work was funded by an Italian association of atheists and agnostics has undertaken some experiments that he claims “prove” the Shroud of Turin isn’t really the burial cloth of Jesus, but rather a fraud created in medieval times. What is the conclusive research that the scientist has conducted, that allegedly refutes the substantial body of scientific findings that suggest the cloth was indeed wrapped around the...
  • Italian scientist reproduces Shroud of Turin

    10/05/2009 11:22:44 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 591 replies · 8,332+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 5 Oct 2009 | Philip Pullella
    An Italian scientist says he has reproduced the Shroud of Turin, a feat that he says proves definitively that the linen some Christians revere as Jesus Christ's burial cloth is a medieval fake. The shroud, measuring 14 feet, 4 inches by 3 feet, 7 inches bears the image, eerily reversed like a photographic negative, of a crucified man some believers say is Christ. "We have shown that is possible to reproduce something which has the same characteristics as the Shroud," Luigi Garlaschelli, who is due to illustrate the results at a conference on the para-normal this weekend in northern Italy,...
  • Pope confirms visit to Shroud of Turin; new evidence on shroud emerges....

    07/31/2009 10:42:23 AM PDT · by TaraP · 9 replies · 728+ views
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI confirmed his intention to visit the Shroud of Turin when it goes on public display in Turin's cathedral April 10-May 23, 2010. Cardinal Severino Poletto of Turin, papal custodian of the Shroud of Turin, visited the pope July 26 in Les Combes, Italy, where the pope was spending part of his vacation. The Alpine village is about 85 miles from Turin. The cardinal gave the pope the latest news concerning preparations for next year's public exposition of the shroud and the pope "confirmed his intention to go to Turin for the occasion," said...
  • Pope confirms visit to Shroud of Turin; new evidence on shroud emerges

    07/27/2009 3:54:22 PM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies · 1,988+ views
    Catholic spirit ^ | July 27, 2009 | Carol Glatz
    Pope Benedict XVI confirmed his intention to visit the Shroud of Turin when it goes on public display in Turin's cathedral April 10-May 23, 2010. Cardinal Severino Poletto of Turin, papal custodian of the Shroud of Turin, visited the pope July 26 in Les Combes, Italy, where the pope was spending part of his vacation. The Alpine village is about 85 miles from Turin. The cardinal gave the pope the latest news concerning preparations for next year's public exposition of the shroud and the pope "confirmed his intention to go to Turin for the occasion," said the Vatican spokesman, Jesuit...
  • Turin Shroud 'could be genuine as carbon-dating was flawed' (Dying Scientist Reverses Self)

    04/10/2009 4:24:42 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 41 replies · 1,576+ views
    UK Daily Telegraph ^ | 10 Apr 2009 | Stephen Adams
    New evidence suggests the Turin Shroud could have been the cloth in which Jesus was buried, as experiments that concluded it was a medieval fake were flawed. Radio carbon dating carried out in 1988 was performed on an area of the relic that was repaired in the 16th century, according to Ray Rogers, who helped lead the Shroud of Turin Research Project (STRP). At the time he argued firmly that the shroud, which bears a Christlike image, was a clever forgery. snip "Sue and Joe were right. The worst possible sample for carbon dating was taken. "It consisted of different...
  • Knights Templar Hid the Shroud of Turin, Vatican Says

    04/06/2009 7:05:43 AM PDT · by Pistolshot · 7 replies · 784+ views
    Fox News ^ | Monday, April 06, 2009 | The Times
    Medieval knights hid and secretly venerated The Holy Shroud of Turin for more than 100 years after the Crusades, the Vatican said Sunday in an announcement that appeared to solve the mystery of the relics missing years. The Knights Templar, an order which was suppressed and disbanded for alleged heresy, took care of the linen cloth, which bears the image of a man with a beard, long hair and the wounds of crucifixion, according to Vatican researchers. The Shroud, which is kept in the royal chapel of Turin Cathedral, has long been revered as the shroud in which Jesus was...
  • Knights Templar hid the Shroud of Turin, says Vatican

    04/05/2009 10:32:05 PM PDT · by malkee · 12 replies · 3,064+ views
    Times Online ^ | April 6 2009 | Richard Owen
    Medieval knights hid and secretly venerated The Holy Shroud of Turin for more than 100 years after the Crusades, the Vatican said yesterday in an announcement that appeared to solve the mystery of the relics missing years. The Knights Templar, an order which was suppressed and disbanded for alleged heresy, took care of the linen cloth, which bears the image of a man with a beard, long hair and the wounds of crucifixion, according to Vatican researchers. The Shroud, which is kept in the royal chapel of Turin Cathedral, has long been revered as the shroud in which Jesus was...
  • Shroud of Turin expert has presentation, will travel

    10/14/2008 6:57:54 PM PDT · by Soliton · 13 replies · 470+ views
    Florida Catholic ^ | 10.13.08 | GERRI BAUER
    He doesnt charge for lectures, although some churches provide a stipend and he sells his DVDs and books after the program. You start to get the idea theres only one person in history whose image is imprinted on a centuriesold cloth, he told a crowd of more than 100 gathered at St. Peter Parish in DeLand Sept. 23 to hear his presentation, The Mystery of the Holy Shroud: A Case for Authenticity.
  • Researcher to re-examine radiocarbon dating of the Shroud of Turin

    08/19/2008 9:54:14 AM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies · 151+ views
    CNA ^ | August 19, 2008
    Dr. John and Rebecca Jackson (Photo credit: The Tablet, newspaper for the Diocese of Brooklyn) Colorado Springs, Aug 19, 2008 / 03:00 am (CNA).- The Shroud of Turin Center in Colorado Springs is preparing linen samples similar to the materials used in the Shroud of Turin in an attempt to determine whether or not the carbon dating tests of the shroud could have been skewed by contamination from atmospheric carbon monoxide.The Shroud of Turin is considered by some to bear an image of the face of Jesus Christ. Made of herring bone linen, the shroud has dimensions of about...
  • Shroud of Turin stirs new controversy

    08/17/2008 1:36:36 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 6 replies · 87+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 08/17/2008 | By DeeDee Correll, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
    A Colorado couple researching the shroud dispute radiocarbon dating of the alleged burial cloth of Jesus, and Oxford has agreed to help them reexamine the findings.COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. -- The tie that binds John and Rebecca Jackson is about 4 feet by 14 feet, woven of herringbone twill linen. It once led to their romance; years later, it still dominates their thoughts and fills their conversations. It brought Rebecca, an Orthodox Jew, to the Catholic Church; it led John to suspend himself from an 8-foot-tall cross to study how blood might have stained the cloth. Together, the two have committed...
  • Shroud of Turin stirs new controversy

    08/17/2008 9:09:25 AM PDT · by BGHater · 42 replies · 249+ views
    LA Times ^ | 17 Aug 2008 | DeeDee Correll
    A Colorado couple researching the shroud dispute radiocarbon dating of the alleged burial cloth of Jesus, and Oxford has agreed to help them reexamine the findings. The tie that binds John and Rebecca Jackson is about 4 feet by 14 feet, woven of herringbone twill linen. It once led to their romance; years later, it still dominates their thoughts and fills their conversations. It brought Rebecca, an Orthodox Jew, to the Catholic Church; it led John to suspend himself from an 8-foot-tall cross to study how blood might have stained the cloth. Together, the two have committed to memory every...
  • Oxford view on Shroud of Turin eagerly awaited

    08/07/2008 6:25:36 AM PDT · by NYer · 64 replies · 239+ views
    Irish Times ^ | August 7, 2008
    Thursday, August 7, 2008Oxford view on Shroud of Turin eagerly awaited UNDER THE MICROSCOPE: Is the Turin Shroud real or a medieval forgery? The centuries-old question may soon be answered, writes William RevilleTHE TURIN SHROUD (TS) poses a fascinating mystery. It is a linen cloth (4.42m x 1.13m) bearing the image of a man that many believe is the crucified Jesus Christ. The cloth has been investigated scientifically but the jury is still out as to the age of the TS and the identity of the man whose image it carries. Much has been written on the TS. I would...
  • Will Judean Desert Find Shed Light On Shroud Of Turin?

    06/01/2008 8:55:11 AM PDT · by blam · 35 replies · 436+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5-29-2008 | ETGAR LEFKOVITS
    Will Judean Desert find shed light on Shroud of Turin? By ETGAR LEFKOVITS Updated May 29, 2008 7:28 Can a 6,000-year-old shroud uncovered in the Judean Desert in 1993 help illuminate the centuries-old debate over the Shroud of Turin? The Shroud of Turin Slideshow: Pictures of the week That is the question posed by Olga Negnevitsky, a conservator at the Israel Museum who was involved in the conservation of the lesser-known shroud for the Antiquities Authority after it was discovered inside a small cave near Jericho. The idea to use the older shroud to learn more about the famous one...
  • Turin Shroud to go on public display [Open]

    05/31/2008 5:45:58 AM PDT · by NYer · 60 replies · 144+ views
    Telegraph ^ | May 30, 2008 | Malcolm Moore
    The Turin Shroud is to go on public display for the first time in a decade, sources at the Vatican have indicated, coinciding with a new set of tests on its age. The linen has only been put on display five times in the last century The Vatican keeps the 14ft by 4ft piece of linen, believed by some to be the death shroud of Jesus, in an aluminium case built by an Italian aerospace company to shut out all light, air and humidity. The case is filled with Argon gas in order to prevent bacteria from eating the...
  • Italy Honors Israel in Turin Book Fair, Ignores Howls of Protest

    05/09/2008 6:36:51 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 6 replies · 183+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/8/08 | Gil Ronen
    Italian President Giorgio Napolitano opened the prestigious Turin book fair Thursday amid opposition from Muslims and the Italian Left over the choice of Israel as the event's guest of honor. "No dialogue is possible if there is a refusal to recognize Israel," Napolitano said at Israel's stand at the fair, the European Jewish Press reported. Napolitano added that there can be no "rejection of the reasons for [Israel's] birth or of its right to exist in peace and security." Like the Paris book fair in March, the Turin fair is honoring the modern state of Israel on the 60th anniversary...
  • Behold The Man -Turin Shroud Studies Confirm Images Unique Nature

    03/14/2008 1:52:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 70 replies · 1,037+ views
    NCR ^ | March 14, 2008 | SHAFER PARKER JR.
    FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. The Shroud of Turin is undoubtedly the most famous relic in Christendom and the best loved. During those rare times when it is displayed, millions of pilgrims travel from all over the world to see the purported burial cloth of Jesus Christ, a piece of linen 3 feet 7 inches-by-14 feet 3 inches that bears the detailed front and back images of a man who was crucified in a manner identical to that of Jesus of Nazareth as described in the Scriptures. In 1978, more than 3.5 million people stood in line for up to...
  • Fresh tests on Shroud of Turin

    02/25/2008 12:33:54 PM PST · by BGHater · 350 replies · 3,258+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 25 Feb 2008 | Jonathan Petre
    The Oxford laboratory that declared the Turin Shroud to be a medieval fake 20 years ago is investigating claims that its findings were wrong.The head of the world-renowned laboratory has admitted that carbon dating tests it carried out on Christendom's most famous relic may be inaccurate. Carbon dating tests carried out 20 years ago on the Shroud of Turin suggested that the relic was a forgery Professor Christopher Ramsey, the director of the Oxford University Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit, said he was treating seriously a new theory suggesting that contamination had skewed the results. Though he stressed that he would...
  • A New Era for the Shroud of Turin

    02/16/2008 6:40:04 AM PST · by NYer · 94 replies · 338+ views
    ZNA ^ | February 15, 2008 | Paolo Centofanti
    ROME, FEB. 15, 2008 (Zenit.org).- Leaked information about a BBC interview to air on Holy Saturday reports that Christopher Bronk Ramsey, director of the Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit, thinks the 1998 tests on the Shroud of Turin should be re-evaluated. The 1988 carbon-14 tests -- done in the Oxford laboratories -- dated the shroud in the Middle Ages, thereby negating that it could be Christ's burial cloth. ZENIT spoke with Capuchin Father Gianfranco Berbenni, professor of "Science and Theology Regarding the Holy Shroud" at Rome's Regina Apostolorum university. In this interview, he comments on the long history of research on...
  • A DETAILED CRITICAL REVIEW OF THE STUDIES ON THE TURIN SHROUD:

    01/20/2008 10:36:06 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 35 replies · 78+ views
    Shroud.com ^ | 2008 | By Thibault Heimburger∗, MD
    In 1978, a team of scientific researchers (STURP: Shroud of Turin Research Project) was allowed for the first time to carry out a scientific comprehensive study of the Turin Shroud. Visual examination, macro and microphotographies, X-Ray radiographies; IR, visible and UV reflectance spectroscopy and photographs and UV-Vis fluorescence studies were conducted in situ. 32 surface samples (5 cm2 each) were obtained from specific locations using inert, non-reactive pure hydrocarbon sticky tapes for later examination. The results of the studies were published in different peer-reviewed scientific journals in the following years. In 1981, STURP officially concluded that: No pigments, paints, dyes...
  • New Shroud Documentary to Air on the National Geographic Channel

    07/22/2007 2:48:06 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 21 replies · 1,243+ views
    Shroud.com ^ | 7/17/2007 | Barrie Schwortz
    I am posting this special website update to let you know that a new television documentary, titled, "Is It Real? Secrets of the Shroud," will premiere on the National Geographic Channel (NGC) here in the U.S. on Monday, July 23, 2007 at 9:00pm EDT. To be safe, check your local listings to verify the times. The program will air again on Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at 12:00am EDT and Sunday, July 29, 2007 at 2:00pm EDT. This is the description the NGC website included about the program: Believed to be the burial cloth of Jesus, the Shroud of Turin is...