Archbishop Cesare Nosiglia illustrates the program together with don Roberto Gottardo (center), President of the Diocesan Commission for the Shroud, and Fr. Click above photo for link to original news article (in Italian) On November 21, 2017, it was 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.On August 9 and 10, young people from the 17 dioceses of Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta will arrive in Turin.In commemoration of that historic event, we will be celebrating the anniversary year with some special materials in each of our regular updates and culminating with a Special STURP Update on October 8, 2018, 40 years to the day that we began our examination of the Shroud in 1978.This update also brings you nine more issues of Rex Morgan's Shroud News, word of a special youth Shroud exhibition approved by Pope Francis in August 2018, memorials for several departed Shroud scholars and much more.Each item carries a posting date indicating when it first went online.The most recent update appears at the top of the page.There were so many that we have compiled them all into a separate document which we are including here: Diana Fulbright Memorial.I must also sadly report the passing of long time Shroud scholar and researcher Dr. Whanger, 87, of Durham, North Carolina, at the Duke University Medical Center on October 21, 2017, after a brief illness.
I thought a good way to start this 40th anniversary year would be to re-release the video and share it with our current viewers.
It is with the deepest sadness that I must report the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Diana Andry Fulbright, 75, on November 24, 2017, peacefully in her sleep at her home near Richmond, Virginia.
Our sincerest thanks to Bryan Walsh for informing us the next morning.
Diana was a Founding Board Member of STERA, Inc., did all the research necessary for us to start a non-profit and actually helped me form our organization in 2009.
Since then, I have relied on her good judgment and valuable input on a regular basis.