Watch for more important STURP information in our next update.
In our January update in an article titled, Special Shroud Exhibition Approved by Pope Francis, we announced that Pope Francis approved the suggestion by Archbishop Cesare Nosiglia, the Archbishop of Turin, to allow a special exhibition of the Shroud exclusively for the pilgrimage of young people in August 2018.
The first of these is to a Press Conference website titled, "10 Paths for the Pilgrimage of Young People to the Shroud." Below is an online English language translation of the page.
For more details, read the article (in Italian) at the above links.
Since then, the International Center of Sindonology (CIS) in Turin has provided us with some updated information, including several links to Italian language websites about the event.Our major computer crash in January was immediately followed by the busiest travel and lecture schedule I have had in years.Needless to say, that put me far behind in everything, including updating this site, so your patience is appreciated.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.