As I mentioned in our last update, this year marks the 40th anniversary of the first ever in-depth scientific examination of the Shroud of Turin by the Shroud of Turin Research Project (STURP) on October 8-13, 1978.
In commemoration of that historic event, we will be celebrating the anniversary year with some special materials in each of our regular updates and culminating with a Special STURP Update on October 8, 2018, 40 years to the day that we began our examination of the Shroud in 1978.
For more details, read the article (in Italian) at the above links.
The press conference on the streets held on Friday 4 May at the Circolo della Stampa at Palazzo Ceriana in Turin, the headquarters of the Piedmontese Order of Journalists, served to take stock of the stages of approach to the highlights of the initiative: those until August 12th.
"In Italy we are preparing a great" sign "that will have the youngsters as the protagonists: the ancient and ever new experience of walking on foot in the territories of our country - explained Don Luca Ramello, head of the Youth Pastoral Office of the Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta - If Rome and the meeting with the Pope certainly represent an always sought after destination of great religious significance, the peculiarity of the itineraries of next August will concern the stages of the paths, which will lead to walking in the cities, countries and in the countryside of our dioceses and parishes, offering a new look at landscapes, architectures and natural settings that are not always known and appreciated.
As you scroll down through the page, you can review the items that were added this year in chronological order.
You should find this an excellent way to sample the evolving content of this website.