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Interest so keen in Shroud of Turin burial cloth, some coming back for 2nd viewing in 5 years

  • A detail of the Holy Shroud, the 14 foot-long linen revered by some as the burial cloth of Jesus, is seen as it goes on display during a preview for the press at the Cathedral of Turin, Italy, Saturday, April 18, 2015. The long linen with the faded image of a bearded man, that is the object of centuries-old fascination and wonderment, will be on display for the public from April 19 to June 24, 2015. Pope Francis said he is planning to visit the Holy Shroud during a a pilgrimage to Turin next June 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

    A detail of the Holy Shroud, the 14 foot-long linen revered by some as the burial cloth of Jesus, is seen as it goes on display during a preview for the press at the Cathedral of Turin, Italy, Saturday, April 18, 2015. The long linen with the faded image of a bearded man, that is the object of centuries-old fascination and wonderment, will be on display for the public from April 19 to June 24, 2015. Pope Francis said he is planning to visit the Holy Shroud during a a pilgrimage to Turin next June 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)  (The Associated Press)

  • The Holy Shroud, the 14 foot-long linen revered by some as the burial cloth of Jesus, is on display during a preview for the press at the Cathedral of Turin, Italy, Saturday, April 18, 2015. The long linen with the faded image of a bearded man, that is the object of centuries-old fascination and wonderment, will be on display for the public from April 19 to June 24, 2015. Pope Francis said he is planning to visit the Holy Shroud during a a pilgrimage to Turin next June 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

    The Holy Shroud, the 14 foot-long linen revered by some as the burial cloth of Jesus, is on display during a preview for the press at the Cathedral of Turin, Italy, Saturday, April 18, 2015. The long linen with the faded image of a bearded man, that is the object of centuries-old fascination and wonderment, will be on display for the public from April 19 to June 24, 2015. Pope Francis said he is planning to visit the Holy Shroud during a a pilgrimage to Turin next June 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police officers stand outside the Cathedral of Turin, Italy, as the Holy Shroud, the 14 foot-long linen revered by some as the burial cloth of Jesus, goes on display during a preview for the press, Saturday, April 18, 2015. The long linen with the faded image of a bearded man, that is the object of centuries-old fascination and wonderment, will be on display for the public from April 19 to June 24, 2015. Pope Francis said he is planning to visit the Holy Shroud during a a pilgrimage to Turin next June 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

    Police officers stand outside the Cathedral of Turin, Italy, as the Holy Shroud, the 14 foot-long linen revered by some as the burial cloth of Jesus, goes on display during a preview for the press, Saturday, April 18, 2015. The long linen with the faded image of a bearded man, that is the object of centuries-old fascination and wonderment, will be on display for the public from April 19 to June 24, 2015. Pope Francis said he is planning to visit the Holy Shroud during a a pilgrimage to Turin next June 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)  (The Associated Press)

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.