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The news spread like wildfire, dousing the fervor of millions of Christians worldwide, who regarded the Shroud as the relic of all relics, the most powerful symbol of Christ’s suffering.Photo 1 shows the original photograph of the Turin Shroud that awed the world.However, the alternative theories challenging the radiocarbon dating are not accepted by scientists, and are thus considered to be fringe theories.

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It is the work of the devil, to discredit the greatest relic of all relics showing the intimate physical form of the Messiah. It is a profound message to Mankind from Christ that indeed He died for us and for our sins.

The Shroud of Turin is a length of linen cloth bearing the imprint of the image of a man, and is believed by some to be the burial shroud of Jesus.

The Shroud found its final resting place in Turin, Italy, four centuries ago.

The triumph of the Shroud as an authentic relic of all relics over those who were looking for a hoax and inadvertently ‘created’ a hoax in the process, exemplifies how Christ prevails over the machinations of men.

Professor Steven Matingly said that blood stains indeed created the image on the cloth.

He simulated an elaborate experiment to show that blood on the bacteria-laden face formed images on the cloth, especially on the protruding eyebrows. The complex controversies surrounding the Shroud among believers and skeptics are based on centuries of Church history, such as the rise if the Knights Templar during the days of the Crusades and the invasion by the Saracens of the Holy Land.

The corners were the most handled part when the Shroud was strung up for display in 1578 in the public square at the Alpine town of Stenberry for many weeks.

Bacteria-laden hands degraded the corners of the cloth.

STURP forensic pathologist Fred Zugibe gave scientific evidence that the stains on the Shroud came from ‘real blood’ of a human.

In 1978, the US research group STURP was formed to do the most thorough and scientific analysis on the Shroud of Turin.


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