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Radio Maria Canada

Culture Watch APR 12


It has fascinated people for centuries – the Shroud of Turin, thought to be the burial shroud of Jesus Christ. Along with that fascination has come intense debate, especially in more recent years, about its authenticity.


Bringing a unique perspective to the discussion is Barrie Schwortz, a technical photographer as well as the official documenting photographer for the Shroud of Turin Research Project, a team that performed the first ever in-depth scientific examination of the Shroud in 1978.


As his website devoted to the Shroud states, “The Shroud of Turin is a centuries old linen cloth that bears the image of a crucified man. A man that millions believe to be Jesus of Nazareth. Is it really the cloth that wrapped his crucified body, or is it simply a medieval forgery, a hoax perpetrated by some clever artist? Modern science has completed hundreds of thousands of hours of detailed study and intense research on the Shroud. It is, in fact, the single most studied artifact in human history, and we know more about it today than we ever have before. And yet, the controversy still rages.”


Schwortz spoke in Hamilton at a Shroud of Turin exhibit and Culture Watch was there to record his presentation and pass on his captivating insights to you. This is part three of a five-part series.

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