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An extraordinary event is taking place in Turin in 2016. His Holiness Pope Francis has announced that the Shroud of Turin will be on display. Housed at the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, The Shroud of Turin is a linen cloth bearing the image of Jesus. It is believed by many to be the cloth placed on Jesus of Nazareth at the time of his burial. the Shroud has rarely been displayed publicly more than one or two times each century.
The Holy Shroud that tradition claims is the cloth that enclosed the body of Jesus Christ has been kept in Turin for over four hundred years.
Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see and venerate the 14 ft X 4ft linen cloth as well as to celebrate the 200th anniversary of St. John Bosco! Pope Francis himself will visit.
The image on the shroud was first observed on the evening of May 28, 1898 on a negative of a photograph. An amateur photographer who was allowed to photograph it while it was being exhibited in the Turin Cathedral almost dropped and broke the photographic plate from the shock of seeing an image of a person on it. The image of the person appears to be consistent with that of crucifixion.
Day 1 - Flight departs from the UK. On arrival in Turin our coach transfers us to our hotel. Dinner is provided this evening.
Day 2 -After breakfast,this morning we have tour of the city of Turin by coach (included) with an official guide. We will visit to the elegant Piazza San Carlo, Church of Santa Maria Ausiliatrice & the crypts of the incorruptible body of Saint John Bosco and Saint Dominic, the Church of Santa Cristina, the exceptional Egyptian Museum, Church of the Holy Face, and medieval village replicating village life in the 15th century and the Basilica of the Eucharistic Miracle - Corpus Domini. The afternoon is free. Dinner is provided this evening.
Day 3 - After breakfast we visit the Shroud of Turin in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Today we will see the Holy Shroud in the Cathedral of St. John where the body of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati was found to be incorrupt on March 31, 1981. Millions of pilgrims through the ages have climbed the stone steps of St. John the Baptist Cathedral in order to set their eyes upon the holy burial cloth as did Peter the disciple whom Jesus loved.
Throughout history, countless numbers have journeyed to Turin to venerate the Holy Shroud including St. Francis de Sales, St. Jane Frances de Chantal, St. John Bosco, St. Charles Borromeo and Champollion, the renowned decipherer of the Rosetta stone.
The Holy Shroud has reposed in the renaissance Cathedral of St. John the Baptist for over 400 hundred years. On this visit, we will make our way through the Penintentiary Chapel, the Palazzo Chiablese and the Royal Palace of the Savoys. As we slowly process past various exhibits among them the camera used by Secondo Pia that took the first official Shroud photo, we pass along the way the ornate wooden casket where the Shroud was kept until 1998 before entering the Chapel of the Holy Shroud.
Day 4 - After breakfast transfer to Turin airport for return flight to the UK.
Turin by Air
70-90yrs up to 4 days £50
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