The news about the upcoming TV only exhibition of the shroud has been largely ignored in the English speaking media (I just don’t know about coverage in other languages). Three exceptions, at least, all in the UK, are:
- Sky News: Pope Speaks Of ‘Difficult Times’ In Farewell
- Mirror: ‘There were times when it seemed God was sleeping’: Pope’s …
- Daily Mail: St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican was rammed with tens of thousands …
Colin is having a tizzy here (Day 11, scroll down to 00:02 am, get some sleep, my friend) about the Daily Mail coverage. Can’t say that I blame him. But then again, it is the Daily Mail which gets today’s “Lousy Reporting of the Day Award ,” for . . .
Carbon-dating tests were conducted on the cloth in 1988 and suggested it was from between 1260 and 1390, other scientists have since claimed that contamination over the ages, from water damage and fire, were not taken sufficiently into account and could have distorted the results.
. . . and “Made Up Fact of the Day Award,” for . . .
The Shroud was given to the Turin archbishop in 1578 by the Duke of Savoy and has been kept in the Cathedral ever since.
Let’s see if coverage increases after the election of a new pope, as Easter approaches.