Latest Shroud of Turin Stories

2009-04-06 23:34:05

Research suggests the Shroud of Turin -- said to be Jesus' burial cloth -- was hidden by medieval knights for more than a century, the Vatican said Sunday. The Vatican's weekly newspaper said a researcher in the Vatican Secret Archives has found a document that suggests the shroud was hidden by the Knights Templar and secretly venerated for more than 100 years after the Crusades, The Times of London reported Monday. The newspaper said the shroud disappeared in 1204 during the Fourth Crusade...

2009-02-06 23:52:01

The image of Jesus, or possibly Sasquatch or a Persian king, seems to have appeared on a door at a Florida car dealership. Employees at Jarrett Ford Lincoln Mercury in Pasco County near Tampa are split on what they are seeing, the St. Petersburg Times reported. Chip Davis, who runs a dent removal service, was the first to notice the image. To Davis, a member of Cypress Meadows Community Church in Clearwater, the image apparently bears a resemblance to the iconic image on the Shroud of Turin,...

2006-09-01 05:37:47

By Stephen Brown ROME (Reuters) - Pope Benedict became the first pontiff on Friday to visit "Veronica's Veil," which Christian tradition says was used to wipe the sweat from Jesus' brow on his way to crucifixion and miraculously recorded his features. Benedict knelt in prayer before the relic also known as the "Sacred Visage," which has been guarded by Capuchin friars in a remote monastery in Manoppello in the Apennine mountains for centuries. But the pope stopped short of endorsing...

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