Published on 07 May 2010 by Giorgio
After the careful restoration which took place in 2002 (the patches added by the nuns after the fire which devastated Chambery were all removed), this is the first time that Sacred Shroud of Turin has been put on display (it usually happens once every ten years). An event which is attracting thousands of people from all over the world. The origins of the cloth has over the years aroused debates among theologians and scientists, but believers ’s faith in its authenticity has never sagged. The city of Turin is doing its best to welcome visitors and up to now its efforts have been rewarded.
Piazza San Giovanni can be reached via the Royal Park (corso Regina Margherita) where several volunteers are waiting for the pilgrims, eager to help them in any way they can; orderly queues are maintained throughout the area. But remember if you want to get a closer look at the Shroud you need to book in advance. It’s totally free. All you have to do is call the following phone number 008-000-746-3663. The Shroud will be on display until May 23!