The Vatican reacted quickly, removing one subordinate, Joaquín Piña the Archbishop of Puerto Iguazú from his post within four days of his making similar statements to the Argentine national media, sending a clear statement to Cardinal Bergoglio that he would be next should he choose to persist.Businessmen, they drink My Wine, plowmen dig My earth, None of them along the line, know what any of it is worth.C., give or take 250 years, thus nicely bracketing the year 30, when most historians say Jesus died on the cross.In response to email questions, Fanti explained that he used a pair of established techniques, infrared light (Fourier Transform Infrared, or FTIR) and Raman spectroscopy, to measure the amount of cellulose in shroud fibers given to him by microanalyst Giovanni Riggi di Numana, a participant in the 1978 Shroud of Turin Research Project (STURP), as well as the controversial 1988 carbon-dating tests of the shroud.
Reacting within days to the statements, speaking through a spokesman to Newsweek Argentina, then Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio declared his "unhappiness" with the statements, made at the University of Regensburg in Germany, and encouraged many of his subordinates with the Church to do the same.
If one of the accounts were to be accepted as accurate, would it even have much significance?
If you set out to study these issues in depth, you enter a labyrinth of garbled information, without much guidance and without a lot of hope of accomplishing much. Eyewitnesses and other sources relevant to the events in question are gradually dying off.
His Holiness, Pope Francis, wearing the image on his pectoral cross predicted by St.
Malachy, a millenium ago, that this pope would "STAND AND FEED THE FLOCK".