Enter the “official” Shroud of Turin website by typing in sindone.org or www.sindone.org and the website will automatically load the page shown here. So far, so good. The official site provided by the diocesi di Torino. You can even link to it from the diocese’s official website. Every page is copyrighted by the diocese.
Huh?, you say. Maybe you try something else. You click on the Press link. You are taken to a page which says: “To gain access to press reserved services and to the press office during the exposition you have to register here.” Clicking on register may or may not produce a commercial advertisement while clicking on here gets you this message:
On-line registration no longer available
Starting April 8, you must register in person to the press office in via XX Settembre 83 from 10 am to 6 pm
What does that mean? Ah, April 8. You must mean 2010.
Now you check out almost all the links in English, French and several other languages. Almost every page is about 2010 or has a message that says “Coming Soon,” or is a completely blank page except for a title. And by the way, it turns out that this applies to many pages in Italian as well. For example click here.
It has been this way for several days, or is it week, or is it years. Emails to the site go unanswered. It would be better to shut down this site than leave it up in its current form. Anyone know anyone in Turin?