Turin 2010: Holy Shroud Exposition and an Exhibition about the Figure of Jesus

Ten years after the last Exposition on the occasion of the jubilee year, once again the Holy Shroud will be on display from April 10th to May 23rd 2010 at the Cathedral of Turin.

In fact, this year it will be possible to marvel at the Holy Shroud after the intervention it underwent in 2002.

Everybody knows the famous Shroud, the holy linen sheet measuring 442 cm long by 113 cm high plus a 8 cm strip sewed lengthwise; on the tissue there is a faint impression of an image, the frontal and dorsal one of a man who suffered the death of crucifixion.

According to tradition, it could be the sheet quoted in the Gospel which was used to cover and wrap Jesus body in the Sepulchre, but such a hypothesis has been not proved yet by scientific research.

However, this mysterious image for science, represents for believers a great sign showing the Passion of Christ, and it aroused emotions and feelings for the extraordinary figure that contains. Several and deep studies began and still nowadays include a wide range of researcher of any field, such as archaeologists, historians, exegesists, doctors, physicians, chemists, IT experts, etc.

From April 10th, the Holy Shroud will be shown in an itinerary full of information, with an area where visitors will find many unpublished high-quality images.

We remind you also that on Sunday 2nd May 2010, the Pope Benedict 16th will go to Turin to celebrate a Mass in Piazza  San Carlo, to pay homage to the event.

In addition, on the occasion of the Holy Shroud Exposition, in the province of Turin, an exhibition called Jesus. His body and face in art will be held at La Venaria Reale, from April 1st to August 1st 2010.

An exhibition whose purpose is to underline the interest which through the centuries the figure of Jesus aroused in western art, by showing over 180 works of painting and sculpture, from the Paleochristian to the Baroque age.

On display, masterpieces belonging to famous artists like Andrea Mantegna, Luca della Robbia, Correggio, Giorgione, Paolo Veronese, Tintoretto, Donatello, Rubens, Michelangelo and many others.

In 2010, culture, art, science and faith interweave in the city of Turin on the occasion of two unforgettable events. Don’t miss them!

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