1st International Congress on the Holy Shroud in Spain - Valencia
Centro Español de Sindonologia (CES)

April 28-30, 2012
Valencia, Spain

Valencia Congress Website


This extremely successful conference was organized and sponsored by the highly respected Centro Español de Sindonologia (CES), which is also celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year. With a host of speakers from around the world presenting papers on a wide array of Shroud related topics, the public event attracted a large volume of attendees who filled the beautiful auditorium at the University of Valencia every day. Speakers included noted members of the CES like President Jorge Manuel Rodriguez, Dr. Alfonso Munoz-Cobo, César Barta, Fr. Manuel Carreira, Mark Guscin and many more, as well as Bruno Barberis, Emanuela Marinelli, Marzia Boi, and Paolo di Lazzaro from Italy, John and Rebecca Jackson, Robert Villarreal and Barrie Schwortz from the U.S., Ian Wilson from Australia and David Rolfe from the UK.. Below you will find a complete chronological listing of the speakers and their topics. We have also included links to some of the excellent papers that were presented and hope to add more in the future. In some cases, we have included the actual PowerPoint presentations shown by the speakers so you can see the images that went with the text of their papers.



(l to r) Manny Carreira, Jorge Manuel Rodriguez, Bruno Barberis and John Jackson

Saturday 28 April 2012
First Session
The Imprint of the Shroud



Michela Marinelli (left) and her proud aunt Emanuela Marinelli

Second Session
The History of the Shroud



History Round Table with Mark Guscin, Jorge Manuel Rodriguez and Rebecca Jackson

Sunday 29 April 2012
Third Session
Medical Aspects of the Shroud



The Valencia Congress

Fourth Session
Dating the Shroud



Bruno Barberis prepares for his presentation

Monday 30 April 2012
Fifth Session
Consequences and Perspectives


Included in the Proceedings but not presented at the conference




Official Group Photograph © CES


We also got to do some sightseeing! This is a modern, aquatic themed building near the harbor in Valencia.


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