Shroud Of Turin Was Hidden By Knights Templar: Vatican

05/06/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Richard Owen Times Of London

Medieval knights hid and secretly venerated The Holy Shroud of Turin for more than 100 years after the Crusades, the Vatican said today 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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