Science And The Shroud

The relic was declared a fake a decade ago, but millions are expected to venerate it, inspired by those who say there is truth to back their faith

And Pilate wondered if he were already dead; and summoning the centurion, he asked him whether he was already dead. And when he learned from the centurion that he was dead, he granted the body to Joseph. And he bought a linen shroud, and taking him down, wrapped him in the linen shroud, and laid him in a tomb which had been hewn out of the rock; and he rolled a stone against the door of the tomb. --Gospel of Mark, 15: 44-46

When its moment arrives again, this Saturday, the venerable--and venerated--relic will be slipped out of the silver casket...

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