Since the C14 dating at least four articles have been published in scholarly sources contending that the samples used for the dating test may not have been representative of the whole shroud.These included an article by American chemist Raymond Rogers, who conducted chemical analysis for the Shroud of Turin Research Project and who was involved in work with the Shroud since the STURP project began in 1978.
lack of blindness in the measurements is a rather insubstantial reason for disbelieving the result." (t)he Church must respond to the challenge of those who want it to stop the process, who would want us to show that the Church fears the science.
that radiocarbon measurements on the shroud should be performed blind seem to the author to be lacking in merit; …
In a well-attended press conference on October 13, Cardinal Ballestrero announced the official results, i.e.
that radio-carbon testing dated the shroud to a date of 1260-1390 CE, with 95% confidence.
The other half was cut into three segments, and packaged for the labs in a separate room by Dr Tite and the archbishop.