Pope’s visit to Turin will highlight shroud, young people, marginalized

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March 25, 2015

Pope Francis to venerate Shroud of Turin

Faithful pray in front of the exposition of the Shroud of Turin in the Cathedral of Turin, Italy, March 30 2013. Pope Francis will visit Turin to venerate the shroud June 21-22. (CNS photo/Di Marco, EPA)

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis will spend two days in Turin to venerate the Shroud of Turin; meet young people, workers, juvenile detainees, immigrants and the sick; and visit with his Italian relatives from northern Italy.

The papal visit June 21-22 also will commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of St. John Bosco, a 19th-century priest from the Turin region who was a pioneer in vocational education, worked with poor and abandoned children and founded the Salesians, a religious order specializing in youth work.

The trip’s main focus will be to venerate the shroud, which will be on public display April 19-June 24, 2015, in Turin’s cathedral. It will be the fourth time since 2000 the shroud goes on public display.

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