Pilgrims Make Reservations to Enter Through the Holy Door

Drawing on the experience of the public exposition of the Shroud of Turin, Vatican officials are adopting a free, online reservation system for pilgrims who want to cross the threshold of the Holy Door at St. Peter’s Basilica during the Year of Mercy.

Pope Says Shroud Is ‘Icon of Great Love’

By Laura Ieraci VATICAN CITY (CNS) – It took place in silence and lasted only a few minutes, but Pope Francis’ time of prayer and contemplation before the Shroud of Turin was marked with gestures of reverence and tenderness. Revered by many as the burial cloth of Jesus, the shroud was the second stop on […]

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio

Finding Jesus Is a Matter of Faith

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, Several Sundays ago, the Gospel portrayed for us the Greeks who went to Phillip and asked the question, “We want to see Jesus.” This question has been repeated millions of time during the two millennium since the death and Resurrection of Jesus. People want to meet Jesus. They want to meet Him in the flesh, but also, more importantly, they want to meet Him spiritually.

Shroud Of Turin – Is It or Isn’t It the Burial Cloth of Jesus?

by Lauren Colegrove VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Even with modern scientific technology, the Shroud of Turin continues to baffle researchers. Barrie Schwortz was the documenting photographer for the Shroud of Turin research project in 1978, an in-depth examination of what many people believe to be the burial cloth of Jesus. Raised in an Orthodox Jewish […]

Tests May Give More Credibility to Shroud

by Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Using high-tech lasers shooting pulses of ultraviolet light, Italy’s national research agency succeeded in reproducing on linen cloth colorations similar to those seen on the Shroud of Turin. The enormous technical difficulty in achieving the positive results also makes it highly unlikely that the shroud is a fake […]