Physicist Eric Jumper, then of the Air Force Academy, was the co-founder of the STURP team. Jose Cottino was titled the "Keeper of the Shroud" and held one of the three keys to its reliquary. Adam Otterbein was President of the Holy Shroud Guild that acted as our liason with Turin and King Umberto.Physicist John Jackson, also from the Air Force Academy, was the co-founder of the STURP team.Check here for important announcements and other Shroud of Turin Website news.This page will be updated whenever new page additions, articles and other resources are added to the site.As I mentioned in our last update, this year marks the 40th anniversary of the first ever in-depth scientific examination of the Shroud of Turin by the Shroud of Turin Research Project (STURP) on October 8-13, 1978.In commemoration of that historic event, we will be celebrating the anniversary year with some special materials in each of our regular updates and culminating with a Special STURP Update on October 8, 2018, 40 years to the day that we began our examination of the Shroud in 1978.It creates a benchmark and provides an example that future Shroud researchers can use to carefully plan their own work.We have permanently archived links to the Test Plan on our Main Menu and 1978 Scientific Examination pages.
"The hope is that the paths of next summer can help our young people" descend to Capernaum "(Jn 2.12), in the daily life of a renewed life." The second link the CIS provided is to another Italian language website specifically about the Pilgrimage titled, L'Amore lascia il Segno (Love Leaves the Sign).
Ken Stevenson, another member from the Air Force Academy, was the Public Affairs Coordinator for the STURP team. Gonella is holding, which is a now rare copy of the original STURP Test Plan that was only issued to each team member and certain Turin officials.
It was based on this plan that King Umberto authorized our historic 1978 examination of the Shroud.
The press conference on the streets held on Friday 4 May at the Circolo della Stampa at Palazzo Ceriana in Turin, the headquarters of the Piedmontese Order of Journalists, served to take stock of the stages of approach to the highlights of the initiative: those until August 12th.
"In Italy we are preparing a great" sign "that will have the youngsters as the protagonists: the ancient and ever new experience of walking on foot in the territories of our country - explained Don Luca Ramello, head of the Youth Pastoral Office of the Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta - If Rome and the meeting with the Pope certainly represent an always sought after destination of great religious significance, the peculiarity of the itineraries of next August will concern the stages of the paths, which will lead to walking in the cities, countries and in the countryside of our dioceses and parishes, offering a new look at landscapes, architectures and natural settings that are not always known and appreciated.
This update also brings you seven more issues of Rex Morgan's Shroud News, more information on the special youth pilgrimage and Shroud exhibition authorized by Pope Francis for August 2018, announcement of an international conference in 2019, obituaries for several departed Shroud scholars, many new books, papers, articles, videos and much more.