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However, even more important is the fact that this year also 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.
And you can also view every previous year's Website News pages at the links below: Today, January 21, 2018, marks our 22nd anniversary on the internet!This update also brings you nine more issues of Rex Morgan's Shroud News, word of a special youth Shroud exhibition approved by Pope Francis in August 2018, memorials for several departed Shroud scholars and much more.However, we experienced a major computer crash just a few days ago, so many of the materials (books, papers, articles and videos) that I had hoped to include in this update will have to wait until a later update after our computer issues are resolved. Here is the Update Table of Contents: It is hard for me to believe that 40 years have gone by since our team was given the unprecedented privilege to perform an in-depth scientific examination of the Shroud of Turin in 1978.Watch for more important STURP information in every future update this year.Archbishop Cesare Nosiglia illustrates the program together with don Roberto Gottardo (center), President of the Diocesan Commission for the Shroud, and Fr. Click above photo for link to original news article (in Italian) On November 21, 2017, it was announced that Pope Francis approved the suggestion by Archbishop Cesare Nosiglia, the Archbishop of Turin, to allow a special exhibition of the Shroud exclusively for the pilgrimage of young people in August 2018.Even sadder, since I produced that video, several more team members have passed, so their names are not included in the memorial at the end of the tribute.
Those not included are Vernon Miller, Don Devan and Bill Mottern.Of course, it also brings with it the sadness of knowing that so many of our team members have passed away in the ensuing years.In fact, ten years ago, to celebrate our 30th anniversary, I created a special tribute video that was shown at the 2008 Columbus, Ohio Shroud Conference.Since then, I have relied on her good judgment and valuable input on a regular basis.She was my resident Biblical expert and advised me whenever I had questions about either Old or New Testament issues, all of which were far from my own areas of expertise.This site is only available to those over 21 years of age.