The catholic church does NOT state that the shroud of Turin is the actual burial cloth of a man named Jesus. They don't know but claim it to be a church relic.<quoted text>
If I am not mistaken, the shroud has been proven to be a 13th century creation and only a few, relatively speaking, hold on it being of christ.
You are right. A man looking like that would certainly standout in 1st century Israel.
Details. Details. Details. Who needs details?
Wouldn't one believe by now the Holy Spirit would have informed the Pope that its real or its not?