Shroud of Turin

Young people, migrants and peace were among the themes addressed by Pope Francis on his visit to Turin. Addressing a crowd estimated at 100,000 in the northern Italian city, he reflected on the example of St John Bosco (also known as Don Bosco), whose bicentenary is being celebrated this year, saying that people should “be joyful, evangelise through education, and offer hope through love and compassion”.While many had focused on the Pope’s veneration of the Shroud of Turin during his two-day...
The Shroud of Turin 2010
Today (19 April), the Shroud of Turin will go on display in the Cathedral of St John the Baptist, where it will be exhibited for 67 days. Among the many thousands of visitors who will see it will be Pope Francis, when he visits Turin on 21 and 22 June.The prospect of discovering the ‘relic of all relics’ is bound to be of interest.  The Turin Shroud is an ancient length of linen cloth that is visually captivating and on close inspection tells a fascinating story. Rare in its time, the...
Pope Francis’ diary for the coming months shows a diverse schedule. It will include a visit to a former Balkan war-zone, a city in northern Italy and three countries in South America.On 6 June, the Pope will meet with a number of different groups during a daytrip to Bosnia, on a visit which it is hoped will help to ease political and ethnic tensions after the country’s recent war. Announcing his visit to Sarajevo during a Sunday Angelus in February, he asked pilgrims to pray that the visit...