The Knights Templar mystery linked to the Shroud of Turin

Two of the great mysteries of the Middle Ages were linked recently when the Vatican announced that the renowned Shroud of Turin was hidden for over 100 years after the Crusades by the Knights Templar. (video)

A study by Barbara Frale, a researcher in the Vatican Secret Archives, may explain what happened to the Shroud after the sack of Constantinople with her discovery of a document "in which Arnaut Sabbatier, a young Frenchman who entered the order in 1287, testified that as part of his initiation he was taken to 'a secret place to which only the brothers of the Temple had access.' There he was shown 'a long linen cloth on which was impressed the figure of a man' and instructed to venerate the image by kissing its feet three times."