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The fifth new covenant

Company :  NTV BROADCASTING COMPANY
Year :  2001
Duration :  72 min 14 sec
Total number of releases :  1
Programs author and host :  Sergey Kostin
Directors :  Sergei Kozhevnikov, Sergey Kostin
The best known Christian relic, Shroud of Turin is also the greatest mystery of civilization. Ever since the Church entrusted the investigation of this mystery to scientists, every new discovery caused new disputes. Is it truly the funeral shroud of Jesus or is it just a medieval fake?

The film traces the historic destiny of this piece of textile, which survived miraculously two fires and several wars and came to the present times. This film shows the results of research held by scientists of various spheres and the opinions of the participants of International Sindology Congress (the science, studying the Shroud) held in 2000, when the Shroud was exhibited for the last fifth time in the XX century.

The shooting of the film was held in Italy, France, Turkey and Israel. The film crew visited the places where the Shroud appeared all through its history.

Clergymen of Russian Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches take part in the film.