New research on the Shroud of Turin suggests that the burial cloth may be real. The authenticity of the linen cloth, which some believe is the actual burial shroud of Jesus, has long been the subject of controversy. New infra-red light tests on the cloth conducted by scientists at the University of Padua in Italy suggests that the cloth does in fact date back to the time of Christ.
The news comes as the Vatican plans to show the Shroud of Turin on TV on Easter Sunday; its first television appearance in 40 years. Also a new mobile app, Shroud 2.0, designed by the Museum of the Holy Shroud and the Archdiocese of Turin, will allow users to examine the famous cloth up-close via a 12-billion-pixel image.