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Shroud of Turin on exhibition next April- June

November 05, 2014

A public exhibition of the Shroud of Turin will occur from April 19 to June 24 of next year, and Pope Francis intends to visit Turin and reverence the Shroud during that period.

Turin’s Archbishop Cesare Nosiglia outlined plans for the exhibition at a press conference in Rome on November 5. He was accompanied by Turin’s Mayor Piero Fassino and his deputy, Elide Tisi.

This public exhibition of the Shroud—the 3rd of this century—will coincide with celebrations marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of St. John Bosco. It will be held in the Turin cathedral, where the Shroud is kept.

The archdiocese will hold prayer services regularly during the exhibition, and make confessions available in several languages in the cathedral or in nearby churches. A small army of 3,500 volunteers will be recruited to assist visitors.

Entrance to the exhibition will be free of charge, but in order to regulate the traffic of pilgrims, the archdiocese is requiring visitors to register in advance.

 


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