But since some have refused to believe the bishops findings, or the 1988 carbon dating showing the shroud was from the medieval, not the Biblical era, or the subsequent debunking of claims disputing the carbon dating, scientists today are still studying the Turin Shroud. And they are still concluding it is fake.
Has the Shroud of Turin been carbon dated?
Official announcement. In a well-attended press conference on October 13, Cardinal Ballestrero announced the official results, i.e. that radio-carbon testing dated the shroud to a date of 1260–1390 AD, with 95% confidence.
How many times has the Shroud of Turin been carbon dated?
Many experts have stood by a 1988 carbon-14 dating of scraps of the cloth carried out by labs in Oxford, Zurich and Arizona that dated it from 1260 to 1390, which, of course, would rule out its used during the time of Christ.
Does the Catholic Church recognize the Shroud of Turin?
Currently the Catholic Church neither formally endorses nor rejects the shroud, and in 2013 Pope Francis referred to it as an “icon of a man scourged and crucified”. The shroud has been kept in the royal chapel of the Cathedral of Turin, in northern Italy, since 1578.
Is the Shroud of Turin authentic?
The Shroud of Turin is a 14-foot linen cloth bearing an image of a crucified man that has become a popular Catholic icon. For some, it is the authentic burial shroud of Jesus Christ. For others, it is a religious icon reflecting the story of the Christ, not necessarily the original shroud.
What blood type was on the Shroud of Turin?
The only evidence that would conclusively authenticate the Shroud against naysayers and claims of forgery is Jesus DNA. It would be matched against the blood — type AB — found on the Shroud and considered rare.