How did Veronica’s Veil on the left turn into Veronica’s Veil on the right? Is is a miracle? Allegedly, the controversial artifact, also known as the Shroud of Turin, is the cloth that now-saint Veronica used to wipe the face of Jesus as he trudged to his crucifixion. Later, Christ’s salty sweat is believed to have transferred an image of his face onto the cloth, showing eyes, beard, mustache, even his long hair which never touched the fabric. The veil has been tested and tested over the decades and still no one can prove for certain its authenticity. The famous one on the left looks pretty good, like something PT Barnum would have exhibited. But this one on the right, is clearly not the same cloth at all and is unmistakably hand-drawn. Come on, the thing’s got pupils. Anyway, Pope Benedict XVI’s making a pilgrimage next week to the monastery in the Abruzzo region of Italy near Rome to check it out. (Daily Mail)
Meanwhile, the miraculous artifacts keep on coming. In the latest arrival, GOD is spelled out on an alligator’s skin.