In photos: Shroud of Turin pilgrimage

Deni Rose M. Afinidad-Bernardo – Philstar.com

December 26, 2023 | 5:31pm

TURIN, Italy — Come Christmastime and any other important Catholic holiday, the Cappella della Sacra Sindone or simply, the Chapel of the Shroud of Turin, has been among the popular destinations for pilgrims as it houses what the National Geographic described as the most studied artifact in the world, the Shroud of Turin.

The Shroud is believed to be the wrapping cloth that contains the image of Jesus Christ, reportedly made by his blood marks following his crucifixion. Latest X-ray dating of a sample of the Shroud shows that it is 2,000 years old or has been consistent with Jesus’ time.

According to the Catholic faith, the Shroud is proof of both Jesus’ resurrection and his time on Earth as the Son of Man, celebrated every Christmas with his birth in Bethlehem. 

Cappella della Sacra Sindone exterior

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The altar where the Shroud is housed when it is not being displayed on the main altar for public viewing

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Hallway leading to the altar that houses the Shroud

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A closer look at the altar that houses the Shroud, topped with thorns taken from where Jesus’ crown of thorns was sourced

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The main altar where the Shroud is taken for public veneration

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The main altar where the Shroud is taken for public veneration

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Altar housing the relic of St. John the Baptist’s head

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Remains of Blessed Giorgio Frassati of Turin

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Information and other relics related to the Shroud

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Souvenir shop

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RELATED: AI uses Turin Shroud to reveal Jesus Christ image

 

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