March 25, 2015
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.