Shroud Of Turin Going Back On Display

04.09.10 | FL News Team

The Shroud of Turin goes on display at a cathedral in Turin, Italy this weekend. The mysterious relic bears what appears to be an image of a man's face and is believed by many Christians to be the burial cloth Jesus was wrapped in after his crucifixion. It usually stays locked up in a secret room at the Cathedral of Turin. This is the first time in a decade and only the 18th time in the last 300 years that the shroud has been taken out for a public viewing. The Holy Shroud Exhibition Committee expects as many as two million people to visit the cathedral during the 44 days the Shroud of Turin will be on display, with the most prominent being Pope Benedict the 16th. The Pontiff has reserved the entire day of May 2nd for a private viewing. The shroud exhibition will run through May 23rd. Those interested in attending the rare viewing can book reservations on the official shroud website at www.sindone.org