In Rome it is opened an exhibition on the Shroud. Tomorrow at 4 pm in the Papal Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome, at via degli Aldobrandeschi 190, within the activities of the master in Science and Faith it will be held the inauguration of the permanent exhibition on the Turin Shroud. After the salutation of the rector, Father Paolo Scarafoni, the program will have participations of scholars and experts of the Shroud. The meeting will conclude with the blessing given by the Cardinal Pio Laghi. For information: http://www.upra.org/ (Avvenire, December 10, 2006, Catholica, p. 25).
Within the 5th Exhibition of the small and middle publishing trade Più libri (More books), that took place from 7 to 10 December 2006 in the Palace of the Conferences, Rome Eur, on Saturday 9 December in Morante Hall it was introduced the novel L’altra Sindone (The other Shroud) (Bonanno Publisher) by Francesco Mattioli, Ordinary University Professor of Sociology Institutions in the Faculty of Communication Sciences of Rome University La Sapienza. Lecturer Emanuela Marinelli.
At the age of 75, Carlo Brillante, scholar of the fibrinolysis of the blood present on the Shroud, died on November 18.
On the 22nd of July 2006 in Jerusalem, in the Papal Institute “Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center”, near the Holy Sepulchre Basilica, a permanent exhibition on the Shroud, entitled “Who is the Man of the Shroud?” was opened. The credit of this important project is of the Legionaries of Christ Congregation. (Sindone News N. 34, June-July 2006)
In the evening of Thursday, 4 May 2006, the Holy Mass in the Turin Cathedral was particularly solemn because 500 years from the concession of the Shroud liturgy by Pope Julius II were celebrated. The event was also commemorated in the two following days with a Symposium. (Sindone News N. 33, April-May 2006)
Shroud, a new chemical method will say how old it is - An Italian chemist has set up a twofold method of analysis that will be able to reveal the exact age of the Holy Shroud. The method has been realized by Luigi Campanella, (full) professor of Chemistry of the Environment and the Cultural Assets at the University La Sapienza of Rome, who, in an interview to ADNKRONOS, reveals the secrets of his discovery and explains how, through his innovative chemical analyses on the cellulose of the precious sheet, it will be possible to succeed in knowing the age of the sacred find. (ADNKRONOS, Rome, January 11, 2006)
The mystery of the Shroud, a discovery journey. Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist of Turin, Inferior Church, January 21 – April 30, 2006 - On Saturday, January 21, at 10:30 in the Metropolitan Seminary in via XX Settembre 83, Turin, The Mystery of the Shroud. A discovery journey, realized in the Inferior Church of the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist of Turin and which can be visited from January 21 to April 30, 2006, will be introduced to the press. (Archdiocese of Turin - Social Communications Office - January 2006)