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According to the Shroud of Turin website, the relic is “a centuries old linen cloth that bears the image of a crucified man. A man that millions believe to be Jesus of Nazareth.” On March 12 and 13, St. John the Evangelist Parish, Lambertville, hosted a presentation by Russ Breault, a researcher and lecturer on the relic. Breault used a C.S.I. (Crime Scene Investigation) approach to the evidence found on the shroud to raise the question of whether it is the linen that Jesus was wrapped in after he was taken down from the cross. Breault correlated evidence on the fabric to Scripture describing the tortures Jesus endured. A life-sized replica of the shroud, along with negative images, accompanied the presentations, which were attended by more than 150 people. -- Nettie Masterson Eubank photos

The restored Edicule is seen during a ceremony marking the end of restoration work on the site of Jesus’ tomb at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher March 22. -CNS photo/Sebastian Scheiner, Reuters Click here to read more