My Image

Justice for the Shroud

No one likes injustice and I hope I have made a case that the Shroud has suffered one. It cries out for recognition as a genuine mystery worthy of further study. Those who have branded it as a medieval fraud have, so far, failed to come up with a plausible explanation of how it could have been created. The onus is on them to do so.

Some lobby for a new C14 test but this would be as unwise as it is unlikely until we know a lot more about the cloth. There are now very sophisticated non-invasive techniques that would likely yield much more than in 1978. This can be lobbied and campaigned for.

I have come to believe that the Shroud of Turin gives us a mysterious, authentic image of Jesus of Nazareth. I have been fortunate to have made four films about it during my career and got up as close as is possible when the Archdiocese of Turin agreed to remove it from its protective chamber to allow me to film it. I intend to do whatever I can to share what I have learnt, campaign to raise awareness and, hopefully, get recognition for the scientific and academic injustice it has received.


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