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Jesus then answered Pilate:
of Turin, the Burial cloth of Jesus
©1978 Barrie M. Schwortz Collection, STERA, Inc
Pope John Paul II: text
As evening approached Joseph, a rich
man from Arimathea who was one of
Jesus followers, went to Pilate and boldly asked for Jesus' body. And Pilate
issued an order to release it to him. Joseph took the body and wrapped it in
a long linen cloth. He placed it in his own new tomb, which had been carved
out of the rock.
Peter and the
other disciple started for the tomb. Both were
running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He
bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go
in. Then Simon Peter, who was behind him, arrived and went into the tomb. He
saw the strips of linen lying there, as well as the burial cloth that had
been around Jesus' head. The cloth was folded up by itself, separate from
the linen. Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also
went inside. He saw and he
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