columns. I happen to believe in the veracity of the shroud's testimony but surely the time to bury the whole debate is long overdue? If belief in the shroud helps individuals in the everyday practice of their Faith then fine. It does not matter a jot in that context whether the cloth was our Saviour's winding sheet, a medieval forgery or made last year for Marks and Spencer.
Surely it is better that it be an aide memoire to personal meditation and prayer than fodder for a media circus.