Thursday, May 6, 2010

Pope All but Endorses Authenticity of Turin Shroud

Pope Benedict XVI all but gave an outright endorsement of the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin on Sunday, calling the cloth that some believe is Christ's burial shroud an icon "written with the blood" of a crucified man.

During a visit to the Shroud in the northern Italian city of Turin, Benedict didn't raise the scientific questions that surround the linen and whether it might be a medieval forgery. Instead, he delivered a powerful meditation on the faith that holds that the Shroud is indeed Christ's burial cloth.

"This is a burial cloth that wrapped the remains of a crucified man in full correspondence with what the Gospels tell us of Jesus," Benedict said. He said the relic — one of the most important in Christianity — should be seen as a photographic document of the "darkest mystery of faith" — that of Christ's crucifixion and resurrection.

1 comment:

  1. AnonymousMay 07, 2010

    Just one thing...wasn't the cloth around Christs head a seperate piece? Deceipt is a precursor for the coming of Jesus Christ.
    The Catholic Church are a great deceipt.


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