Italy TravelShroud of Turin To Go on Display in 2015

Shroud of Turin To Go on Display in 2015
Published on Sunday, November 9, 2014 by

shroud-of-turinThe Shroud of Turin will go on display for the first time in five years in the spring of 2015, in coordination with a visit by Pope Francis. The sacred cloth, said to have wrapped Jesus Christ in his tomb, is stored in the Turin Cathedral in a climate-controlled case and will be on display at the cathedral from April 19 to June 24, 2015, with Pope Francis’ visit scheduled for June 21.

While recent popes, including Pope Francis and Pope Benedict XVI, have not issued their opinions on whether the item is the authentic burial shroud of Jesus, they have called it an “icon” and have visited the shroud on display. Many devout Catholics believe that the image of a crucified man was imprinted on the cloth when Jesus was resurrected, but skeptics believe the image was forged in medieval times.

“The pope comes as a pilgrim of faith and of love,” said Archbishop Cesare Nosiglia of Turin, the shroud’s papal custodian, at a Vatican press conference, and reported by Catholic website

“Like his predecessors did, Pope Francis confirms the devotion to the shroud that millions of pilgrims recognize as a sign of the mystery of the passion and death of the Lord,” said Nosiglia.

Visitors must make reservations, free of charge, to view the shroud at

By Kathy McCabe

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One Response
    • In 1955 I visited the Milan cathedral. As I remember, me and my friends saw the Shroud of Turin at the entrance lobby of the cathedral. Is it possible that the Shroud was at the Milan cathedral ?
      Please let me know if I am right or wrong.

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