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The Holy Shroud







1. Documents and critical analysis

This section provides two different points of view about the relic of the Cathedral of Torino.


The first document, written in italian tongue by Rev. Piero Ottaviano, is an extremely synthetic resume of what we could call the “official position” of Didaskaleion regarding the Holy Shroud. The approach is strictly scientific and the aim is to report the “state of art” of present sindonic studies. Even if the author’s background is based on faith (Christian faith, not faith in the relic by itself!), the historical analysis is rigorous and every salient information – necessary to build one’s personal opinion about the subject – is honestly provided.


The second document, on the contrary, has been written from a different perspective (by a declaredly agnostic scholar); so it provides an interesting complementary view to the first document.



  • Document 1: "The Holy Shroud of Torino", by Rev. Piero Ottaviano

  • Document 2: "The Shroud of Torino - The impossible item", by André Cherpillod





    2. Conferences and seminars

    Recent studies on the Holy Shroud have brought out some interesting news, presented during two cycles of conferences held in Didaskaleion:


    Cycle 1: February / March 2008 - held by Mgr. Giuseppe Ghiberti, President of the Diocesan Commission of Studies on the Holy Shroud.

  • February 11th, 2008 - Conference text (pdf).

  • February 18th, 2008 - Conference text (pdf).


    Cycle 2: October / November 2009 - NEW!

  • October 12th, 2009 - Mgr. Ghiberti - Conference recording (mp3).

  • October 19th, 2009 - Mgr. Ghiberti - Conference recording (mp3).

  • October 26th, 2009 - Prof. Baima Bollone - Conference recording (mp3).

  • November 2nd, 2009 - Prof. B. Barberis - Conference recording (mp3).

  • November 9th, 2009 - Prof. B. Barberis - Conference recording (mp3).




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