2015 Display of Turin Shroud
The Holy Shroud of Turin will be displayed in the Cathedral of Turin in the Spring of 2015. The Shroud is a piece of linen cloth that wrapped the body of a crucified man, and inexplicably bears his image. According to tradition, it was used to wrap the body of Jesus Christ. The Shroud is also the basis for “The Linen God”.
It’s a surprising move since the relic is shown only on special occasions. The exhibit has been approved by Pope Francis, as a way to mark 200 years since the birth of St. John Bosco. The exact dates of the exhibit are unknown at this point, but the Archbishop of Turin, Cesare Nosiglia, says the Holy Shroud will be on display for roughly 45 days, sometime between the Easter season and mid August 2015. He also says, he’s hoping Pope Francis will visit the Cathedral to directly see the Shroud and pray before it.