Recent robust statistical studies add weight to this theory.Philip Ball, the former physical science editor for Nature when the carbon dating results were published, recently wrote: “It’s fair to say that, despite the seemingly definitive tests in 1988, the status of the Shroud of Turin is murkier than ever.” If we wish to be scientific we must admit we do not know how old the cloth is.
It was probably a mixture of older threads and newer threads woven into the cloth as part of a medieval repair.
I know the Pope has a lot of things on his plate but if Popes and Archbishops are giving lip service to research/new testing, he really needs to reevaluate the role of the Shroud in the church.
If new testing did not disprove the authenticity, it could bring a lot more people to Christianity.
There have been expositions in 1998, 2000, 2010 and the current one.
A tremendous amount of time, energy and money have been spent in each of those.