Shroud of Turin gets rare display amid new research
2013 04 02

From: The Japan Times

Genuine or not, pope says ’icon’ expresses sovereign majesty

The Shroud of Turin went on display for a special TV appearance Saturday amid new research disputing claims that it is a medieval fake and purporting to date the linen, which some say was Jesus’ burial cloth, to around the time of his death.

Pope Francis sent a special video message to the event in Turin’s cathedral but made no claim that the image on the shroud of a man with wounds similar to those suffered by Christ was really that of Jesus.

He called the cloth an “icon,” not a relic — an important distinction.

“This image, impressed upon the cloth, speaks to our heart and moves us to climb the hill of Calvary, to look upon the wood of the Cross, and to immerse ourselves in the eloquent silence of love,” he said.

“This disfigured face resembles all those faces of men and women marred by a life which does not respect their dignity, by war and violence which afflict the weakest,” he said. “And yet, at the same time, the face in the Shroud conveys a great peace; this tortured body expresses a sovereign majesty.”

Many experts stand by carbon-dating of scraps of the cloth that date it to the 13th or 14th century. However, some have suggested the dating results might have been skewed by contamination and have called for a larger sample to be analyzed.

The Vatican has tiptoed around just what the cloth is, calling it a powerful symbol of Christ’s suffering while making no claim to its authenticity.

The 4.3-meter-long, 1 meter-wide cloth is kept in a bulletproof, climate-controlled case in Turin’s cathedral, but is only rarely open to the public. The last time was in 2010, when more than 2 million people lined up to pray before it and then-Pope Benedict XVI visited.

The latest display coincided with Holy Saturday, when Catholics mark the period between Christ’s crucifixion on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday.

A few hundred people, many in wheelchairs, were invited inside the cathedral for the service, which was presided over by Turin’s archbishop. It was only the second time the shroud has gone on display specifically for a TV audience; the first was in 1973 at the request of Pope Paul VI, the Vatican said.

The display also coincided with the release of a book based on new scientific tests on the shroud that researchers say date the cloth to the first century.

[...]

Read the full article at: japantimes.co.jp





A picture taken on March 30, 2013 in Rome shows a screen displaying "The Shroud of Turin" with the Shroud 2.0 app. On Good Friday, a Piedmont company, Haltadefinizione, introduced a new app, Shroud 2.0, which features images of the cloth along with scientific and theological interpretations prepared with the Diocese of Turin and the International Center of Sindonology. Sindonology is the scientific study of the shroud. (Source: GlobalNews)




Pope Francis Comments on Shroud of Turin After New Research Upholds Authenticity




Tune into Red Ice Radio:

Nigel Kerner & Andrew Silverman - Shroud of Turin & The Grey Aliens

Nigel Kerner & Andrew Silverman - Shroud of Turin & The Grey Aliens Continued

Lynn Marzulli - Fatima, Psychotronic Weapons, Shroud of Turin & The Merovingian Heresy

Dr. Joye Jeffries Pugh - The Cloning of Jesus, Royal Bloodlines & The Antichrist




Related Articles
Book: Second Messiah: Templars, the Turin Shroud and the Great Secret of Freemasonry
Ancient Burial Shroud Made of Surprising Material, Scientists Find
Mystery solved? Turin Shroud linked to Resurrection of Christ
Turin Shroud ’was created by flash of supernatural light’: It couldn’t be a medieval forgery, say scientists
Researcher says she found text on Shroud of Turin
Shroud of Turin Reveals Levitating Man


Latest News from our Front Page

The Aeon of Horus is Ending and the Elites are Nervous as their Icons are Dying
2014 04 18
I predict there is going to be a huge resurgence of interest in European indigenous spiritual traditions from Norse to Celtic/Gaelic to Slavic and so on. Millions of Europeans are going to realise that we are the victims of Christianity and New Age garbage. Their bastardised Kabbalah, the psychic force used by Crowley and the elites to cement his Aeon ...
Easter - Christian or Pagan?
2014 04 18
From: truthbeknown.com Contrary to popular belief, Easter does not represent the "historical" crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In reality, the gospel tale reflects the annual "crossification" of the sun through the vernal equinox (Spring), at which time the sun is "resurrected," as the day begins to become longer than the night. Rather than being a "Christian" holiday, Easter celebrations date back ...
Man-Made Blood Might Be Used in Transfusions by 2016
2014 04 18
Researchers in the U.K. have created the first man-made red blood cells of high enough quality to be introduced into the human body The premise of the HBO show and book series True Blood revolves around a technological breakthrough: scientists figure out how to synthesize artificial human blood, which, as an ample new source of non-human food, allows vampires to "come ...
The Trials of the Cherokee Were Reflected In Their Skulls
2014 04 18
Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Tennessee have found that environmental stressors – from the Trail of Tears to the Civil War – led to significant changes in the shape of skulls in the eastern and western bands of the Cherokee people. The findings highlight the role of environmental factors in shaping our physical characteristics. ...
Our Fears May Be Shaped by Ancestral Trauma
2014 04 18
Last December, an unsettling Nature Neuroscience study found that mice who were taught to associate the smell of cherry blossoms with pain produced offspring who feared the smell of cherry blossoms, even if they had never been exposed to it before. We knew that the process was epigenetic—that it was not hard-wired in the permanent genetic structure of the mouse—but ...
More News »