I noticed that Badde’s new book [The True Icon] is shipping today for next day delivery. I get free shipping at Amazon so I ordered it. Then I noticed the review section. The first review is Badde giving a review himself and the second review is by the pope. Really, B16 reviewed this book for Amazon? Give me a break.
Actually the review is a short quotation from a longer statement by Benedict XVI during a visit to Turin on May 2, 2010. This is it:
The Shroud is an Icon written in blood; the blood of a man who was scourged, crowned with thorns, crucified and whose right side was pierced. The Image impressed upon the Shroud is that of a dead man, but the blood speaks of his life. Every trace of blood speaks of love and of life.
Chalk it up to sloppy staff work in all likelihood. I did notice that today it is the #1 selling non-fiction book on the shroud.