Bruno Barberis (President of the International Centre of Sindonology in Turin) , the late Dr.Frederick Zugibe (Forensic Pathologist and President of the Centre for Religious Research Ftima and of ASSIST), Dr. S., which explains the purpose of the organization and the reason for the creation of the medal.

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Our lead story is news of the creation of a new international Shroud organization, F. Also included is an illustrated feature article on the recent public exhibition of the Tunic of Argenteuil, along with many new articles, papers and books, links to new videos, audios and websites and much more. Here is the Update Table of Contents: After nearly 40 years of involvement with Shroud research and education, I have gotten used to encountering the unexpected, but I was not prepared for the e-mail I received this past April from my dear friend Carlos Evaristo in Portugal. He went on to state that I had been chosen to receive one of the first eight medals for my participation on the STURP team, the creation of this website and the founding of STERA, Inc.

Carlos, who works for the Royal House of Portugal in Fatima, is a world renown relic expert and the curator of the museum holding the largest collection of relics in the world, the Royal Lipsanotheca of Portugal. I have to admit that receiving a medal from the Royal Houses of Italy and Portugal was beyond anything I ever imagined.

He wrote to inform me that the Royal Houses of Savoy (Italy) and Bragana (Portugal) had created a new organization named F. I was very surprised and deeply honored to be included!That is because Carlos also provided me with a list of the seven other recipients who would be receiving this prestigious award and I found that I was in amazingly good company, with such noted Shroud scholars as Prof.As you scroll down through the page, you can review the items that were added this year in chronological order.You should find this an excellent way to sample the evolving content of this website.And you can also view every previous year's Website News pages at the links below: Our Spring Update is a little late getting online due to my rather hectic travel and lecture schedule earlier this year. S., along with the King Umberto II Holy Shroud Medal, a new award bestowed jointly by the Royal Houses of Italy and Portugal for merit in promotion of devotion, science and research of the Shroud.Consequently, a lot of important material has accumulated making this update another really large one. This update also brings you fourteen more issues of Rex Morgan's Shroud News, including Issue 50, which was published in December 1988 and presented comments on the radiocarbon dating by many noted Shroud scholars and researchers. (FEDERAO INTERNACIONAL DE ESTUDOS SINDONOLGICOS) or International Federation of Shroud Researchers and with it, a new award named the King Umberto II Holy Shroud Medal, to be presented for merit in promotion of devotion, science and research of the Shroud.