Petition to Pope Francis to Test the Shroud of Turin

Mark Antonacci
Mark Antonacci 94 Comments
582 Signatures Goal: 50,000



After scientific techniques and technologies have been developed and perfected at the atomic and molecular levels, we request that Pope Francis allow such minimally-invasive testing to be performed on the Shroud of Turin.


Since 1978, thousands of scientific tests and experiments have been performed on this famous burial cloth and its samples. Significantly, only one of these results - its medieval radiocarbon dating - is inconsistent with the Shroud’s authenticity as Jesus’ burial garment. Scientific techniques and technologies could be developed and perfected to test the Shroud at the molecular and atomic levels. Examining the cloth, its blood marks and other samples at these levels could not only prove that the radiocarbon dating attributed to the Shroud is inherently incorrect, but that an unprecedented event happened to the dead body of the crucified man wrapped inside of this burial cloth.

If atomic and molecular testing can be developed and perfected with control samples and linen cloths, we respectfully request that Pope Francis allow these new tests on the Shroud of Turin. These tests would not be limited to, but would include the new technologies summarized above and described in more detail in the book Test the Shroud and in articles throughout the www.testtheshroud.org website. These new tests would yield the most detailed information ever acquired from the cloth, while testing every explanation for the Shroud’s radiocarbon dating and image forming hypotheses that have been proposed.

Please note that your name and email address will be added electronically to the petition found on our website at testtheshroud.org. Thank you for your support.

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May 4
Petition has reached 500 signatures!
April 21
The Shroud of Turin is on public display from April 19 to June 24, 2015.
  • Arthur Fitzgerald
    Arthur Fitzgerald United States, Tiverton
    Jun 16, 2017
    Jun 16, 2017
    The most important decision to create the truth of the resurrection based on the preponderance of scientific evidence.
  • Anastasia O'Melveny
    Anastasia O'Melveny United States, New York
    May 22, 2017
    May 22, 2017
    Dear Pope Francis-
    If the Shroud of Turin is really the burial cloth of The Lord, then He must have wanted us to have it be known. Please let the proof be found so people can believe.
    Thank you.
  • Forrest Redd
    Forrest Redd United States
    May 11, 2017
    May 11, 2017
    Please re-test the Shroud!
  • Jason Lee
    Jason Lee United States, Suwanee
    Apr 17, 2017
    Apr 17, 2017
    What is the reason why the pope won't allow the test on the shroud? If it verifies that the cloth is from around His death and that it was made by radiation, I would think it would do so much to convert countless to be His followers.
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