NEWS 2010
  • Another sad news for the sindonologists: on Thursday, November 25, 2010 at the age of 71, the famous Shroud scholar Leoncio Antonio Garza-Valdes died.
  • The Holy Father Benedict XVI has appointed H. E. Mgr. Cesare Nosiglia, up to now Archbishop of Vicenza, as the Metropolitan Archbishop of Turin (Italy). The Pope has accepted the renunciation to the pastoral government of the archdiocese of Turin, presented by H. E. Card. Severino Poletto, in compliance with the can. 401 § 1 of the Code of Canonical Right. H. E. Mgr. Cesare Nosiglia, born  on October 5, 1944 in Rossiglione (Genoa), achieved the Licence in Theology at the Pontifical Lateran University and the Licence in Holy Scripture in the Pontifical Biblical Institute. (Marco Tosatti, La Stampa, October 11, 2010)

  • In the days 4-5-6 May 2010 it was held in Frascati (Rome) an International Workshop on the Scientific Approach to the Acheiropoietos Images
  • On Sunday May 23, 2010 at 4pm in Turin Cathedral the Shroud Custodian, His Eminence Cardinal Severino Poletto, presided at the solemn Eucharistic concelebration for the closing of the Shroud Exhibition. The Exhibition lasted 44 days and saw a stream of more than two million people, coming from all over the world. During his homily the Cardinal said: «We have lived an extraordinary event of grace, we have got moving testimonies of faith and, above all, we have seen a Church, who, with her pilgrimage, keeps pointing out to the world the only way of salvation: the way leading to Jesus.»

The Holy Mass in the Cathedral on May 23, 2010

  • On Sunday May 2, 2010 the Pope Benedict XVI went to Turin on the occasion of the Solemn Shroud Exhibition. During the morning the Pope celebrated the Holy Mass on Piazza San Carlo. In the afternoon he prayed in front of the Shroud for a long time. Then, during the meditation, the Pope termed the Shroud «the Icon of the Holy Saturday», «an Icon written by blood».  The Holy Father said: «Jesus stayed in the sepulchre till the dawn of the day after the Sabbath, and the Shroud of Turin offers us the image of how His body was lying in the tomb during that time, which was short from a chronological point of view (about one day and a half), but it was boundless, infinite in its value and in its meaning». «This is the mystery of the Holy Saturday! Just from there, from the darkness of the Son of God’s death, the light of a new hope dawned: the light of the Resurrection. Well, it seems to me that, when we look at this Holy Linen through the eyes of our faith, we can sense something of this light. In fact, the Shroud was immersed in that deep darkness, but it is bright at the same time».

Benedict XVI in the Turin Cathedral on May 2, 2010

  • On Saturday April 10th, 2010 at 4 p.m. the Shroud Exhibition opened with a solemn Mass in Turin Cathedral. Cardinal Severino Poletto, the Archbishop of Turin and the Shroud Custodian, concelebrated with the bishops of Piedmont and Valle d’Aosta. During his homily, the Cardinal stated that the Shroud authenticity is highly probable. At the end of the ceremony, starting from 6.30 p.m., the first group of pilgrims began the path leading to the Cathedral for the Shroud veneration.

The Holy Mass in the Cathedral on April 10, 2010