This update also brings you seven more issues of Rex Morgan's Shroud News, more information on the special youth pilgrimage and Shroud exhibition authorized by Pope Francis for August 2018, announcement of an international conference in 2019, obituaries for several departed Shroud scholars, many new books, papers, articles, videos and much more.
Watch for more important STURP information in our next update.In our January update in an article titled, Special Shroud Exhibition Approved by Pope Francis, we 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.They will be the distinctive program with which the Diocese of Turin, together with other Italian ones, are preparing for the embrace with the Pope in Rome, Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 August and, especially at the XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, scheduled for October 2018 on the theme "Young people, faith and vocational discernment".An appointment for which they are still mobilizing all the dioceses of the world.Physicist Eric Jumper, then of the Air Force Academy, was the co-founder of the STURP team. Jose Cottino was titled the "Keeper of the Shroud" and held one of the three keys to its reliquary. Adam Otterbein was President of the Holy Shroud Guild that acted as our liason with Turin and King Umberto.
Physicist John Jackson, also from the Air Force Academy, was the co-founder of the STURP team.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.Check here for important announcements and other Shroud of Turin Website news.This page will be updated whenever new page additions, articles and other resources are added to the site.The first of these is to a Press Conference website titled, "10 Paths for the Pilgrimage of Young People to the Shroud." Below is an online English language translation of the page.