Shroud of Turin believers encouraged as 'denier' study found defective

Shroud of Turin believers encouraged as ‘denier’ study found defective

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[National Catholic Register] A new French-Italian study on the Shroud of Turin throws doubt on what many thought was the definitive dating of the cloth believed by millions to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ.

VIDEO: [GoodShepard Film Projects] The Shroud of Turin Autopsy Report 2019 examines the conclusions of medical doctors, forensic pathologists, biophysicists, textile experts and others who had access to blood and fibres from the Shroud. The report concludes their testimony concerning the authenticity of the Shroud is the only credible testimony in the case file. [May 4, 2019]


This latest two-year study was headed and funded by French independent researcher Tristan Casabianca, with a team of Italian researchers and scientists: Emanuela Marinelli, who has written extensively about the shroud; Giuseppe Pernagallo, data analyst and senior tutor at the University of Catania, Italy; and Benedetto Torrisi, associate professor of economic statistics at the University of Catania.

In 1988 radiocarbon tests on the Shroud of Turin dated the cloth to between 1260 and 1390. The implication was clear: The shroud was a medieval forgery. After a 2017 Freedom of Information (FOI) request, a new team of researchers gained access to the original data used for the 1988 test. The findings of this new team are that the 1988 test results were unreliable.

Three laboratories involving researchers from the University of Arizona, Oxford University, and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology contributed to the 1988 study, which was carried out under the auspices of the British Museum.

When the scientists performed a radiocarbon analysis of the Turin shroud, their results were published in the journal Nature in 1989. They provided what was said to be “conclusive evidence” of the medieval origin of the artifact.

This article continues at [National Catholic Register] The Shroud of Turin: Latest Study Deepens Mystery

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