Oh, To Be Reminded of 2002 Again

imageBarrie Schwortz offers us a final report on the 2015 Shroud of Turin Exposition titled The 2015 Exposition – A Personal Report by Barrie Schwortz. I found this paragraph particularly interesting:

I have noticed that since the 2002 restoration of the Shroud, the Turin authorities have had certain difficulties in adjusting the lighting to portray the Shroud in its natural color when on public display. That may be because a whiter sheet was sewn to the back of the Shroud during the 2002 intervention, thus lowering the apparent contrast of the image itself. I discussed this with Bruno Barberis while in Turin and he explained that this year, to help compensate for this lowered contrast, the organizers tested and calibrated the spectral characteristics of the lighting used to maximize visual contrast in the image. However, this required using a portion of the visible spectrum that in part neutralized the yellow color of the cloth itself, making it appear more grayish in tone. To help restore the warm color appearance of the Shroud, the organizers chose to surround the cloth with a blue frame. Any art or photography student knows that doing so makes the object within the frame appear warmer in tone. There is no doubt that the Turin authorities approached this carefully and thoughtfully and made the best compromise possible between contrast and color, so that viewing the Shroud was a truly positive experience for everyone.

Oh, to be reminded of 2002 again.

Picture for Today

Some of the many purple jacketed volunteers who worked during the more than two months of the 2015 Shroud of Turin Exposition.  Click on the image to access a large version (2592×1936 pixels) of this image on the official Diocese of Turin sindone.org website.

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Closing Mass for the 2015 Exposition of the Shroud of Turin

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Was Laudato Si and the Pope’s Visit to the Shroud Related?

clip_image001John Klotz has written an important piece, The Pope, the Apocalypse and the Shroud and posted it in his Quantum Christ blog. Do read it.

On Thursday, June 18, 2015, Pope Francis released to the world his groundbreaking encyclical on climate change Laudato Si. On Sunday, June 21, he prayed before the Shroud of Turin and then standing-up moved forward and tenderly touched the rim of the Shroud’s display frame. Both the release of Laudato Si on  June 18 and his travel to Turin had been determined and publicized months in advance. Could they have been related?

Do read it.

The Day Was Not About the Shroud

imageReuters journalist Philip Pullella wrote the report that got the most early-the-next-day shroud coverage among English language newspapers. The headline: Pope prays at Turin Shroud but skirts authenticity debate

Pope Francis prayed on Sunday before the mysterious shroud some Christians believe is Jesus’s burial cloth but skirted the issue of its authenticity, saying it should remind people of all suffering and persecution.

On his first day of a visit to the northern industrial city of Turin, he defended migrants flocking to Europe to escape war and injustice, saying it "makes one cry" to see them mistreated.

He also spoke of the city’s 19th century reputation as a center of devil worship and anti-clericalism, saying today’s young people faced new snares of high unemployment, drugs and unbridled consumerism.

Pullella said very little about the shroud. But he did pick up the gist of what the pope did and then said about the shroud:

After praying for several minutes before the cloth that has baffled scientists for decades, he touched its glass case and moved on to say Mass for 60,000 people. There he said the Shroud should spur people to reflect not only on Jesus but also on "the face of every suffering and unjustly persecuted person."

Despite the headline, the last several paragraphs of Pullella’s filing are about migrant workers.

The pope began the day with an outdoor rally on the theme of workers rights and immigration. Turin’s factories drew in waves of poor southern Italian peasants in the post-war period. Today it is home to migrants from developing countries and social tensions have increased along with unemployment.

That same day, Pullella filed two other stories.

Pope says abuse of migrants ‘makes one cry,’ visits Turin Shroud

Pope says weapons manufacturers can’t call themselves Christian

Pullella may understand this pope very well.  The day was not about the shroud. It wasn’t about what the pope might think about the shroud. 

The AP story to some extent picks up this theme

Francis sat for several minutes before the shroud, contained in a protective glass case. He lowered his head at times in apparent reflection and occasionally gazed up at the 4.3-meter (14-foot) long cloth. Then he took a few steps, placed his hand on the case, and walked away without comment.

Later, after celebrating Mass of the faithful in a packed Turin square, Francis gave his impression of the cloth as he spoke of the love Jesus had for humanity when being crucified.

‘Icon of Christ’s love’

“Icon of this love is the Shroud, which, even this time, has attracted so many people here to Turin,” Francis said. “The Shroud draws (people) to the tormented face and body of Jesus and, at the same time, directs (people) toward the face of every suffering and unjustly persecuted person.”

The AP story also switched gears, perhaps a bit less gracefully:

Skeptics say the cloth bearing the image of a crucified man is a medieval forgery.

Turin, the heartland of Italy’s auto industry, is considered Italy’s blue-collar labor capital, and Francis used his two-day visit to the city to denounce exploitation of workers, singling out women, young people and immigrants as frequent victims.

A Memorable Photograph Worth a Thousand Words

Photograph by Renzo Bussio, Sindon.org (Hot linked through Facebook)

Pope Francis Visits the Shroud of Turin

Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRnhJB8iBqQ

Lights, Cameras, Action and the Drones of Turin

imageThere is an altogether too short article, High-tech behind Shroud of Turin exposition in the English edition of Gazzetta del Sud Online:

Turin, June 11 – Putting the Shroud of Turin on display has involved a vast array of studied high technology devices and methods, revealed Thursday in a seminar held by tech partners who participated in planning for the Shroud’s display and conservation. In order to illuminate the cloth believed by many to be Christ’s winding sheet, a specific spectrum of light was identified by Italy’s National Institute for Metrological Research for its ability to permit high visibility while also guaranteeing the best preservation of the fabric and the imprint on the cloth. The cloth is subjected to programmed emissions of nitrogen, which are also aimed at preservation. Video surveillance of the shroud and the shrine where it is housed is handled by flying drones that were built by an aerospace firm.

I’ve read that the lights distort the color of the image. It’s a trade off.

Here is an English language article and video about the drones of Turin.

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The Pope and the Tramps

imageTom Kingston, from Rome, writes in The Times (of London) under the headline, Pope sends 120 tramps to see Turin shroud (behind a pay wall):

The Pope has cleaned up Rome’s tramps with free showers and haircuts, given them a taste of culture with a guided tour of the Sistine chapel. Now he is offering to take 120 of them to the north of the country for a sneak preview of the Turin shroud.

In keeping with his aim of providing “a poor Church for the poor”, he has paid for a first coachload of vagrants to set off from Rome to see the cloth that many Roman Catholics believe covered Christ’s corpse.

If you want a Shroud of Turin story to resonate around the world, this is it. Not lasers or carbon dating or Rube Goldberg-like methods of creating the image. 

The current exposition has been particularly interesting. The focus is not science. It’s not history. It’s not even particularly religious, either. Church authorities have focused almost completely on the people who come to see, not what they come to see. There was Muslim delegation, a renowned Atheists, countless youth groups from all over Italy and elsewhere, nuns from nunneries in far away places, plane loads of church congregants from as far away as the Philippine Islands. Particularly special are the special needs and very ill pilgrims. For them special viewing times, accommodations and guest-facilities that have been created.

The pope is coming. This is special, of course. Shroud enthusiasts – and they are not all Catholic, something most journalists don’t understand – will listen carefully to what he says about the shroud for clues about his take on it. But that isn’t his style, is it?  What will be remembered from this exposition is what he has already said by his actions. He sent a delegation of homeless pilgrims that The Stuffy Times calls tramps and vagrants. 

Maybe something was lost in translation from British to English.

See the Shroud Encounter Facebook  page and Homeless From Rome Visit Shroud of Turin and

Homeless From Rome Visit Shroud of Turin

Let’s hope CBS News doesn’t object to my reposting the entire story, Pope pays for homeless to see Shroud of Turin by Anna Matranga. There has never been a shroud exposition like this one.


imageROME — A bus was carrying 42 homeless people Wednesday from Rome to see the Shroud of Turin, regarded by many to be the sacred burial cloth of Jesus Christ, and Pope Francis was picking up the tab.

The group included not just Catholics but also Orthodox Christians and Muslims. What they have in common is that they all frequent a soup kitchen run by the Santa Lucia parish, near the Vatican.

Don Pablo Castiglia, deputy parish priest, was traveling with the group, along with seven volunteers. He said after the parish had organized the trip, the pope’s almoner, Bishop Konrad Krajewski, announced that Francis wanted to contribute money to cover the expenses.

Krajewski used donations given to the pope for his personal charities to help fund the trip.

"There’s an atmosphere of great interest" among the travelers, said Castiglia, adding that the group was being prepared during the bus trip with a video explaining the shroud.

Krajewski was there Wednesday morning when the homeless boarded the bus to Turin. According to Castiglia, Krajewski gave each person a small sum of pocket money, calling it a "caress" from Pope Francis.

The group was to spend Wednesday night in Catholic shelters in Turin, and then visit the shroud Thursday morning.

Next week a second group, about 70 poor and homeless, was to make the same journey. Krajewski told an Italian newspaper that the two groups "will prepare the way for the pope’s visit. His poor will arrive before him."

Pope Francis is to venerate the shrine on June 21.

Francis’ concern for and outreach to the poor has been a hallmark of his papacy.

He has had showers and barber facilities builtunder the colonnade of St. Peter’s Basilica for the exclusive use of the homeless.

For several years in a row he has chosen to celebrate his own birthday with Italy’s impoverished. Homeless people have had dinner in the Vatican museum and sat at the best seats in the house at a Vatican concert.

One homeless man has even been buried in a cemetery inside the Vatican under Francis’ tenure, which for centuries had been a final resting place only for royalty and luminaries.

Pope Francis’ June 21 & 22 Schedule Details

Official Tweet points to the longer, official version:  Papal schedule for Turin visit §RV http://rv.va/I32ZUR

imageCatholic World News provides a good-enough condensed version:

The Vatican has released a full schedule for the trip to Turin by Pope Francis on June 21-22.

The highlight of the papal trip will be a visit to the city’s cathedral to reverence the Shroud of Turin during its current public exposition.

The Pope will leave Rome early on Sunday morning, June 21. Arriving in Turin’s airport, where he will be greeted by local Church leaders and civic officials, he will travel into the city. At the cathedral, he will pray before the Shroud and also before the altar of Blessed Waldensian.

After concelebrating Mass at the Piazza Vittorio, the Pontiff will make a series of short visits: to a youth-detention center, with immigrants, with a Roma (gypsy) family, with religious, with the sick and disabled, and finally in the evening with young people.

After a night in the archbishop’s residence, Pope Francis will speak on Monday morning at the Evangelical Waldensian Church. Later he will visit his own relatives, celebrating Mass privately with family members who still live in the Piedmont region, from which his own parents migrated to Argentina. In the afternoon the Pope will meet with members of the committee that organized the exposition of the Shroud before taking his flight back to Rome.

Time of visit news grabbers competing with the pope’s visit to the shroud:

  1. Visit to the Evangelical Waldensian Church, (good explanation). 
  2. Prayers  before the altar of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati
  3. Visits to a youth-detention center, with immigrants and with a Roma (gypsy) family.
  4. Mass at the Piazza Vittorio

Twitter: Mayor of Bethlehem Visits Shroud of Turin Exposition

imagePalestinian Vera George Mousa Baboun (Arabic: فيرا جورج موسى بابون), a Roman Catholic, a member of the Fatah party and the first woman to serve as mayor of Bethlehem, pictured here while visiting the Shroud Exposition in Turin.

Picture sourced from official Sindone2015 exposition and Vera Baboun’s Tweets

Tweeted Picture for Today: Endless Emotion

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The Tweet:   @ sogno93 : Torino @ Sindone2015 endless emotion .

Of One Family’s Visit to the Shroud in Turin

imageMark Armstrong writes of One Family’s Novena to Italy—From Pisa to Turin and the Shroud for The Integrated Catholic Life:

My interest in the Shroud dates back to 1981 when Patti and I were first married.  Back then, Dr. John Jackson, part of a team that examined the Shroud in 1978, gave a presentation from the findings of the Shroud of Turin Research Project to the public in Portland, Oregon.

After that talk, I began to read and study all the information about the Shroud that I could find in those pre-internet days.  In the 1990s, as a radio talk show host,  I would often invite authors with new books about the Shroud to be guests for my shows.  I would learn even more through these books and interviews about what most believe to be the actual burial cloth of Christ.  After my visit here in during the 2010 exhibition, I began to write articles for ICL and other websites and give presentations about the Shroud.

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It is a fact that no Catholic would ever be required to believe the Shroud is the actual burial cloth of Christ.  And it is also true that Catholics will not be the only ones among the more than two million people who will see the Shroud over the three months it is on display this year.  The Shroud is respected by most Christians faiths, including Baptists, Lutherans, Methodists, Orthodox, Pentecostals and non-Christians too.  There are of course many others who come to Turin who are just curious and some, ironically, profess no belief in God.  All will spend sometimes hours in line as they come here for a three-minute viewing.

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In my humble opinion, the Shroud is an enigma and was best described by one of the faithful in the sixth century as, “the image not made by human hands.”  More on the science of the Shroud and some of the other incredible sights of Turin tomorrow.

There is more. And there is more to come. See the Mark Armstrong page

Tweeted Picture for Today

In 1978 thousands showed up early in the morning. Stood in line all day to see Holy Shroud. Now millions with reserved times.

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Pictures for Today

As part of a Spring Update of shroud.com today, Barrie Schwortz is offering a special picture essay named, Turin 2015 by Aldo Guerreschi (4 page printable PDF file).

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Click on the thumbnail image above to view the PDF

CLICK HERE for more on this major Spring Update

Embarrassed Left: Medieval Shroud of Turin Presented to Gullible Masses

Majorettes in Prada-like gear, politicized puppies, even acrobats  &  

shabby rural Catholics who have shown up to adore the Shroud of Turin


clip_image001Indicative, perhaps, of how little anybody cared about it, it took until May 4th for the Huffington Post to cover May Day in Milan and Turin. If that wasn’t enough not-enough, what happened to have not happened was.  Jasmina Tesanovic tells us:

Early in the morning, the traditional May Day demonstration hour for the Turin working class, dark rumor was spreading: Milan is going to go wild, riots just like Baltimore.  A mother confessed: My daughter crept out early this morning to protest against the EXPO in Milan, and I am so worried. Not that I approve of the Expo, but  those protests nowadays run out of control. Yet somebody has to protest.  I used to do it  myself.  It’s her turn now.

Milan? Well:

In downtown Milan, some shops were smashed, banks were trashed and cars were burned. Nobody died, though there were injuries and arrests.  This was classic domestic Italian political violence.  Nobody but Italians is at all upset about Milan staging a big world exposition….

… the next day the Milanese spontaneously cleaned up their city’s riot mess, and life went on, more or less….

Turin?  Well, that is another non-story:

In the Turin May Day demonstrations, all the demonstrators seemed to have found or invented ingenious badges, T-shirts, slogans, or insignia, probably to distinguish themselves from the crowds of pious, shabby rural Catholics who have shown up to adore the Shroud of Turin.  The May Day parade in Turin was quite a show, with beautiful  royal squares and boulevards covered with dignified walking bands, with elegant flag bearers and majorettes in Prada-like gear, politicized puppies, even acrobats. The wary police also sported exotic insignia, with specialized antiterrorist troops, the Alpini mountain battalions, even civilian volunteers in emergency orange gear. 

Turin finds it rather difficult to riot when the city plays host to the pious faithful: the miracle-seekers, desperate souls, youthful catechism classes fresh off the church bus, people on crutches, the sick and the stricken, the people in wheelchairs… Even the Pope is scheduled to show up. He’s rather popular.  No one wants to upset Francis.

Of course a certain "No Expo" sentiment is also present in Torino — it embarrasses the Left that the medieval Shroud of Turin is presented to the gullible masses, a commercialized fake, a literal relic.   But Faith is as blind as Love, and scolding a Shroud true-believer is like telling him his girlfriend is ugly: it just won’t help anything, so why be rude.  This is Italy, after all.

Tweeted Picture for Today: Are We There Yet? Almost!

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Shroud and Sudarium Blood Agreement

speaking of the meeting of the Centro Internazionale di Sindonologia

imageThis, just appearing on San Francesco, a news outlet of the Sacred Convent of Assisi:  Shroud and Sudarium of Oviedo: "Traces of blood superimposed".  What follows is a Google translation:

‘All information made by the study and research "on the Shroud of Turin and the Sudarium of Oviedo" are in agreement with what, from the point of view of forensic medicine, one should expect that to happen on the canvas with these features if they covered the head of a corpse with all the injuries he suffered Jesus of Nazareth, just as it is told in the Gospels. " This was stated today the Spanish forensic doctor Alfonso Sánchez Hermosilla at the conference of the International Centre Sindonologia which was held today in Turin, dedicated to updates on the "major issues" concerning the Shroud.

It is not a public meeting, but reserved to the members of the Center and this year extended to groups and organizations around the world collaborate with the Turin Centre. Are in fact arrived from France, England, Spain, Peru, Mexico, Brazil and Bolivia more than 300 scholars and experts. "This time," said Gian Maria Zaccone, scientific director of the Museum of the Shroud, "the focus of debate and action, is not the subject of the authenticity of the Shroud.The purpose of the meeting is to review progress on some issues of Shroud research needing further study, such as the role of research palynological and significance of historical research and information on the Shroud. "

Among the experts took the floor also Sánchez Hermosilla, director of EDICES (Group of Investigation of the Spanish Center of Sindonologia), the forensic doctor who continued the studies undertaken in the sixties by Monsignor Giulio Ricci on the Sudarium of Oviedo. "The similarity in morphology and size of the spots of the same with the Shroud of Turin," made him think of Ricci "who had actually found the relic mentioned by St. John" in his Gospel, when he mentions the shroud in the tomb. "From the point of view of forensic anthropology and forensic medicine – continued Sanchez – all information highlighted scientific investigation, are compatible with the hypothesis that the Shroud of Turin and the shroud covered the corpse of the same person ‘ .

The Shroud of Oviedo is a relic preserved in the cathedral of "El Salvador" in Oviedo, Spain, in the House Santa used as a chapel of the palace during the reign of King Alfonso II, an annex to the palace and built with the intention to house the Shroud along with other relics from the king himself. "This painting is located in this region of northern Spain from the year 812 or 842 ‘and’ is packaged in linen; It has a size of about 84 + 54 cm ‘. The textile structure of the Shroud and the Shroud "have the same composition, concretely linen, the same thickness of the fibers are spun by hand and with a twist in the" Z ", although they were woven in different ways: serge spike for the Shroud and why orthogonal (taffeta) for the Shroud. "

In the Shroud it does not appear anything like the mysterious image in the Shroud and prodottasi after the body wrapped in a sheet of blood had stained and fluids. There are in fact only traces of blood and other body fluids "from a human corpse," as he had already said in 1985 Professor Pierluigi Baima Bollone, confirming also that the blood group was AB, as was subsequently confirmed by Dr. José Delfín Villalaín Blanco.

"The morphological study of the spots on the two paintings – said Sánchez – show a clear similarity between them, the cause is due to the fact that the corpse that originated was treated with much care either way." Of course, the Spanish scholar admits, "we must take into account that this morphological similarity between the bloodstains could not be relevant: different heads can give very similar stains, as well as a same head can give very different spots. Nevertheless – he insists – both teams will match very well, if you compare both relics, both for its location and for the surface dimension, to which must be added the correlation distance between injuries that originated stains. "

Hermosilla Sánchez pointed out that the Shroud of Oviedo "hid the face of the corpse," before it was wrapped in the Shroud of Turin. "From the point of view of forensic medicine, it appears a large number of agreements between the injuries that you see in the image Shroud, and those that can be observed in the study of the Shroud of Oviedo criminalistic. Moreover, all these injuries, agree with the findings that, in his day, he realized the STURP through the use of VP8. "

Among the evidence that the Spanish doctor considers most important, we note the bloodstains attributed to the thorns of the crown that "appear in both the relics with a great similarity in the distance separating each other." The area "occupied by the nostril in both paintings is very similar, in the Shroud of Oviedo occupies an area of ​​2,280 m², and the Shroud of 2,000 m². So even in the middle of the right region of the nose is an inflamed area with an area of ​​100 mm² and 90 mm² in the Shroud in the Shroud. "

In addition, one of the spots of the Shroud of Oviedo "seems consistent with some of the wounds caused by flagrum Taxilatum" – the scourge used to hit the man Shroud – "on the right side of the neck, and turns out to be compatible with some of the footprints of the Shroud turin attributed to the same reason. In the occipital region appear bloodstains vital, that spilled when the convict was still alive, are very similar in both paintings and seem to relate to the injuries of the scalp, also it appears to be consistent with those that would produce a crown of thorns ».

"At the height of the 7th cervical vertebra, or vertebra prominens, the Shroud of Oviedo – continues the scholar – a spot appears that takes the shape of a butterfly, and that it could rise as a result of precise stitching canvas Oviedo hair the corpse anointed blood still fresh. This way of sewing the cloth to the hair it produced the form which can be seen in the image Shroud and that some authors believed they identify with a kind of tail or even a braid, providing further proof of the influence that had the use Front Shroud compared to the Shroud. On either side of this spot will appear caused by other fluids cadaverous, and which are similar in the Shroud and the Shroud. "

Sanchez also said that on the Shroud of Oviedo located just a spot appears in the lower left corner of the back of the canvas, "which may have been produced as a result of the outlet of the wound caused by the spear, this spot has its equivalence in the Shroud Turin and could have passed unnoticed until then to its morphological similarity with the spots assigned to scourging. In addition to this spot, appearing indirect signs of the spear, as well as the abundant fibrin clot that appear in the so-called spot and stain spread like an accordion. "

The three-dimensional reconstructions of the face of the man on the Shroud are compatible with the spots in the Shroud. "After knowing the proportions craniometric present in both relics, and once made their comparison, it appears that they are in agreement, what allowed the sculptor D. Juan Manuel Lopez Miñarro to make a reconstruction of the face of the Man of the Shroud . This reconstruction is fully compatible with the face of the Man of the Shroud, not only for his anthropometric proportions, but also in traumatic injuries that have both. "

"In fact, there was also the compatibility of the face once carved, since it is colored in the anatomical regions that are stained with blood in the Shroud of Oviedo, above them was placed a painting very carefully in order to find out, and then check the result; footprints resulting appeared very similar to the canvas of Oviedo. "

Finally, encrusted in a clot of blood from the Shroud of Oviedo, "it turned out a grain of pollen that was morphologically identified by biologist dell’EDICES Marzia Boi as belonging to the botanical genus Helicrisum, and is compatible with other pollens found to be similar Other investigators on the Shroud of Turin. This finding, as well as showing a further analogy between the two relics, could support the hypothesis of Marzia Boi that the pollen could be arrived at tele proceeding ointments which was wrapped the corpse. " ( Vatican Insider )

Click on image to see larger version. This has been sourced from a July 2012 posting on Stephen Jones’ blog.

The Experts of the Shroud in Conference

That would be the Centro Internazionale di Sindonologia

imageNow, suddenly featured on the home page and listed, undated, on the News page of the Holy Shroud Official Site, is this article:  The experts of the Shroud in the conference from all over the world.  What follows is a Google translation:

Over 300 experts of the Shroud arrived today from France, England, Spain, Peru, Mexico, Brazil, Bolivia to the study conference of the International Centre Sindonologia which was held at the Holy Face. A meeting is not public, but for the members of the Center extended its Italian groups, as well as organizations and research centers from around the world collaborate with the agency in Turin.  "This is our annual meeting – says Professor Bruno Barberis , director of the Center – which normally organize around the feast of the Holy Shroud, set on May 4. " "This time – as set by Sindonologia Center – the focus of debate and action, is not the theme of authenticity the towel. " "The purpose of the meeting – says Professor Barberis – is take stock of the progress of our studies on the Shroud, divided by areas of interest."Some research issues Shroud in particular need of further study, such as the role of ‘ palynological investigation and colors, and the significance of historical research and information on the Shroud.During the work the scholars have been achieved by the archbishop, Monsignor Cesare Nosiglia, papal custodian of the Shroud, which has got to to commend the work. After the meeting they then attended Mass in the Cathedral, celebrated by Monsignor Giuseppe Ghiberti, former president of the Diocesan Commission for the Shroud, and Don Roberto Gottardo, current president of the Diocesan Commission for the Shroud. Finally, the passage before the Shroud for a break of silence and contemplation. "We wanted to take this opportunity Exposition as a ground for closer collaboration – concluded Professor Barberis – Get together around the Shroud confirms the direction of our efforts and represents a moment of great unity. "

imageThe story wasn’t tweeted. Nor was it posted on Facebook. So a big hat tip to Joe Marino for spotting it.

White Night of Faith: Pictures of a Different Kind of Shroud Exposition

The Shroud is a salutary shock, which invites you to not give up ever, and aiming high in life.

–Archbishop Cesare Nosiglia at the event

CLICK HERE to see several great pictures of this youth event in Turin

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The White Night of Faith

Seven thousand of Italy’s youth have arrived in Turin for a youth event of the Shroud Exposition, the White Night of Faith.

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