Tuesday, March 11, 2008

University Scientists Publish Article on Holy Face of Manoppello

Two university professors, Jan S. Jaworski of the University of Warsaw in Poland and Giulio Fanti of the University of Padua in Italy, have published the results of their research on photographs of the Holy Face of Manoppello in an article appearing in English entitled "3-D Processing to Evidence Characteristics Represented in Manoppello Veil". It is recommendable for several reasons, first it gives an extensive bibliography of the available literature on the Holy Face, second it takes seriously the judgment of most experts that the fabric of the Holy Face is indeed marine byssus, third it begins the process of painstakingly looking at the image with the same ingenuity that has been dedicated to research on the Shroud of Turin, fourth it emphasizes the fact that there are two sides to the image of the Holy Face which are not mirror images, and fifth it is highly commendable for the fact this article is published in English. Congratulations to the authors for their groundbreaking work. This article is available at www.shroud.com/pdfs/jaworski.pdf