Monday, April 6, 2009

Knights Templar hid the Shroud of Turin, says Vatican

Medieval knights hid and secretly venerated The Holy Shroud of Turin for more than 100 years after the Crusades, the Vatican said yesterday in an announcement that appeared to solve the mystery of the relic’s missing years.

The Knights Templar, an order which was suppressed and disbanded for alleged heresy, took care of the linen cloth, which bears the image of a man with a beard, long hair and the wounds of crucifixion, according to Vatican researchers.

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Rita Hennessey said...

Do you think that that is source of the Treasure of the Templars" legend?

Charles said...

I don't think it's the source of the legendary "Templar treasure," but it has to be the mysterious "head" they supposedly venerated.