Best-selling journalist, historian and author Paul Badde embarks on an exciting quest to discover the truth behind the Holy Face of Manoppello, a relic recently rediscovered and rumored to be the veil of Veronica.
Vatican correspondent for the German daily newspaper “Die Welt”, journalist Paul badde was intrigued when he heard of a mysterious image in a remote Italian villiage; an image of a man’s face on byssus cloth. Byssus, or sea silk, is a rare and delicate fabric woven from a silky filament produced by mollusks. It is claimed that the fabric is so thin and delicate that it is impossible to paint on; yet the inmage in Manoppello is clearly visible, and when laid over the image of the face on the Shroud of Turin, forms a perfect match.
Paul Badde takes the reader on a thrilling journey of discovery as he travels to research this remarkable relic, tracing the turbulent history of the Holy Face up to the historic 2006 visit to Manoppello by Pope Benedict XVI.
Paul Badde is a best-selling author and renowned journalist and historian. Since 21000 he had been an editor of the German newspaper “Die Welt”, first as the Jerusalem correspondent, and now as the Vatican correspondent in Rome. He is also the author of “Maria of Guadalupe: Shaper of History, Shaper of Hearts; Jerusalem; & Jerusalem: and the Heavenly City.