TURIN, Italy – Turin's archbishop says interest in the Shroud of Turin is so keen that many pilgrims who already saw the burial cloth some believe covered Jesus are traveling back to the northern Italian city to see it again when it goes back on display starting Sunday.
The 4.3-meter (14-foot) long cloth will be displayed from April 19 to June 24. Pope Francis will view it on June 21.
Archbishop Cesare Nosiglia said on Saturday that many of the pilgrims who made reservations for this latest showing had seen the shroud when it was last on public display in 2010.
He says people of all faiths and even non-believers are coming. Reservations are mandatory but free of charge to see the shroud, displayed in a climate-controlled case, in Turin's cathedral.