Friday, April 20, 2012

Jewish Shroud scholar insists burial cloth documents Christ's Passion

Barrie Schwortz, who began studying the Shroud of Turin in 1978, sharply defends its authenticity
Barrie Schwortz visited Immaculate Conception Parish in Delta as part of the traveling exhibit called Man of the Shroud. He's been studying the Shroud of Turin since 1978.
B.C. Catholic contributor Rosette Correa interviews Shroud of Turin researcher Barrie Schwortz, who  believes the famous cloth is an authentic document of Christ's Passion: 
Rosette Correa: What prompted you to join the shroud research team in 1978?

Barrie Schwortz: The unique properties of the shroud's image. Because I was Jewish, I was very hesitant to take on this subject matter; I didn't feel very comfortable getting involved. In the end, the properties of the image were truly unique, ultimately convincing me to get involved. The rest, as they say, is history. 
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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