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  • New research: Shroud of Turin bears blood of a torture victim

    New research: Shroud of Turin bears blood of a torture victim

    Among the most well-known relics believed to be connected with Jesus Christ’s Passion, the Shroud of Turin has been venerated for centuries by Christians as the burial shroud of Jesus. It has been subject to intense scientific study to ascertain its authenticity, and the origins of the image. New research claims the shroud has high levels of substances called creatinine and ferritin, found in patients who suffer forceful multiple traumas like torture.

  • Is the Shroud of Turin real? Some say it doesn’t matter

    ROME — When Pope Francis visits the northern Italian city of Turin in June, his outing will once again shine a spotlight on Catholicism’s most famed — and also most debated – artifact: the Holy Shroud. The Shroud of Turin is a centuries-old, 14-foot-long linen cloth carrying the image of

  • 2015 will be a busy year for a maverick pope

    ROME — With his unexpected broadside at the Vatican’s elite on Monday, Pope Francis solidified his reputation for surprise. At times it almost seems this maverick pontiff should come with a warning label, like a pack of cigarettes: “Caution … predictions are hazardous to your health!” Trying to guess Francis

  • Pope Francis to venerate famed Shroud of Turin

    ROME — Walking in the footsteps of both Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI, Pope Francis will travel to the Italian city of Turin on June 21 to venerate its famous shroud, traditionally regarded as the burial cloth of Jesus Christ. The shroud will be placed on display in

  • The never-ending debate about the Shroud of Turin continues in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS – A 14-foot-long stretch of cloth mysteriously imprinted with a faint, brownish image of a naked man and wounds that mirror those of a crucifixion has inspired decades of debate over whether it could be Jesus’ burial shroud. This weekend, that debate will take center stage in St.


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