Shroud of Turin On Display For First Time In A Decade

By: Brad Ciociola
By: Brad Ciociola

The Shroud of Turin went on display Saturday at the Turin Cathedral in Turin, Italy for the first time since it was restored in 2002.

Millions of Christians throughout the world believe the shroud is the burial cloth of Jesus. The shroud bears the image of a bearded man with wounds consistent with a crucifixion.

Over 2 million people are expected to view the shroud during the six weeks it is on display. Pope Benedict XVI is scheduled to travel to view it in May.

The display is a rare opportunity to view the relic. The last time the shroud went on display was in 2000 during the celebration of the Catholic church's jubilee year. The shroud was displayed only four times during the 20th century. The display ends May 23.

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