Shroud of Turin On Display For First Time In A Decade

By: Brad Ciociola
By: Brad Ciociola

The Shroud of Turin went on display Saturday at the Turin Cathedral in Turin, Italy for the first time since it was restored in 2002.

Millions of Christians throughout the world believe the shroud is the burial cloth of Jesus. The shroud bears the image of a bearded man with wounds consistent with a crucifixion.

Over 2 million people are expected to view the shroud during the six weeks it is on display. Pope Benedict XVI is scheduled to travel to view it in May.

The display is a rare opportunity to view the relic. The last time the shroud went on display was in 2000 during the celebration of the Catholic church's jubilee year. The shroud was displayed only four times during the 20th century. The display ends May 23.


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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Apr 15, 2010 at 11:40 AM
    Ask a pastor or priest to explain the whole tie in.
  • by Mel Location: California on Apr 13, 2010 at 12:12 AM
    Why are there so many contradictions in the Bible and why did Jesus say about the one who turned him in that it would be better for him if he had never been born but how would Jesus have been crucified without someone turning him in and wasn't it foretold he would turn him in so it seems it was part of a big plan so how could he have refused or not have turned him in, how would it have gone then. I don't get it.
  • by To Adam: on Apr 12, 2010 at 05:17 PM
    You Klingon prattle is so childish. You'll be sorry when Judgment Day comes and the Flying Spaghetti Monster appears and takes us all into his noodley appendages. Kneel before the FSM! He is God.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Apr 12, 2010 at 04:18 PM
    Haters?, exactly. As I posted, Los Alamos Labs determined the spots were blood on the forehead and hands/feet. They threw out the original carbon dating due to various fibers from different years. For many years, the church kept the shroud hidden. Why, wars, fire and other many dangers during the years. There is a lot of history on it....Los Alamos Labs said it was between 1400 and 2000 years old. Why, again, it has been preserved. The man that did the testing years ago....well, it was not an objective test as you are right, they used the repaired area from the 1400s and a later repair. The Vatikin will not release the total history of the cloth as it mixed to when they found it. It was hidden out of light and moisture by a church. John would have it a fake....sorry, prove to us its fake. Even the church wasn't sure at one time. Appears, CSI cannot figure this one.
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Apr 12, 2010 at 02:46 PM
    Rob K. God did do something more valuable than you can imagine. He gave his Only begotten Son! as a propitiation for the sins of man. He is the only Way by which we can be saved which is through the blood that was shed upon the cross. Rob, God says lay not up your treasure on earth where moth, rust corrupt and thieves steal but lay up your treasure in heaven. The most valuable things in this universe aren't made by man, they're made by God and are the souls of men as well as the Kingdom of God. "He who trusts in his own heart is a fool...." Proverbs 28:26 "For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, 'He catches the wise in their own craftiness'; and again, 'The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.'" 1 Corinthians 3:19-20 "The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who heeds counsel is wise." Proverbs 12:15 Rob, I hope you'll see where all knowledge & true wisdom originates and get saved. Otherwise all shall perish without God
  • by Haters? Location: ENC on Apr 12, 2010 at 12:47 PM
    Interesting to see so many bashing the shroud. Although some point to carbon dating as the reason for it to be not real, the dating is unreliable due to the section of cloth the sample was taken from. A section of repaired cloth was used to date the shroud, which does not give an accurate reading.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 12, 2010 at 12:46 PM
    also Location: anonymous on Apr 12, 2010 at 02:25 PM, if you would have spent a few minutes online...you wouldn't have posting while blithering.....the carbon date testers, used newer fibers used to repair the shroud after a fire. Learn about it. John, prove it, find a documented example of proof. Even Los Alamos scientists concluded it was 1400 to 2000 years old...please read my earlier post. If you are going to post hooey, at least have something to back it up.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 12, 2010 at 12:32 PM
    Christ's sacrifice upon the cross was made being both the Son of Man and Son of God. Before Jesus was crucified, the atonement was made by an unblemished lamb as a stand-in so to speak. Since no man has been born into the world without inheriting the debt of sin, only God himself born of a virgin could fulfill the prophesy. The objective was not just sacrifice but to demonstrate love as a father. Are you a father (parent)? Would you die for your child? Most parents would answer yes. What kind of unmeasurable love does God have to be born in such lowly circumstances, to be spat upon, to be executed for doing nothing wrong? He loves us as children. Parents can understand a fraction of this kind of this kind of love. What kind of disciples, rather than elevate themselves above others, would die for their cause, being crucified themselves or stoned? Would you choose a brutal death for something you did not believe in? Jesus' disciples believed because they witnessed what we have faith in.
  • by John Location: Ayden on Apr 12, 2010 at 12:26 PM
    It's a fake. A documented full-scale fraud. But people will believe anything they want to about it.
  • by Rob K. Location: Greenville on Apr 12, 2010 at 12:01 PM
    This is a proven fake. Carbon dating is extremely accurate /- 16 years. Had I made a savior I would have done something valuable with him. Like end poverty, or jumpstart technology so that I could prove historically that I actually existed. A Sacrifice of myself to myself doesn't make much sense.
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