The Holy Shroud, or Shroud of Turin is a linen cloth bearing the image of a man who appears to have suffered physical trauma in a manner consistent with crucifixion. It is kept in the royal chapel of the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Turin, northern Italy. The origins of the shroud and its image are the subject of intense debate among scientists, theologians, historians and researchers.
Believers contend that the shroud is the cloth placed on the body of Jesus Christ at the time of his burial, and that the face image is the Holy Face of Jesus.
In the spring of 2010, just ten years after the Exposition in the jubilee year, the Holy Shroud will once again be on display in the Cathedral of Torino starting on 10 April to 23 May and also Pope Benedict XVI will be there to revere it. The Pope will be in Turin Sunday 2 May 2010.
- All the information you need for the 2010 exposition in Turin: getting here, welcome service, exposition day and hours, map of POI
- History, characteristics, analysis of the Shroud and recent developments
- A high-resolution photo of the Shroud to scroll and zoom in to admire details
- A gallery of fantastic images of Turin to browse and send by email as postcards
- Video collection of the Shroud and Turin (it will be updated during the exposure and requires internet connection)