Shroud of Turin is a linen cloth of rectangular linen, 436 cm. and 110 cm long. wide, and herringbone fabric that covered the body of a man who was tortured, crucified and suffered a puncture in the chest.
Since 1578 the canvas has been kept in the Cathedral of Turin. Chanbery was in France before, since in 1453 it was ceded to the Savoy. Were the Savoy, who led the Turin Shroud when they moved their capital to the Italian city. In 1983, Umberto II of Savoy bequeathed the Shroud to the Pope, becoming part of the patrimony of the Holy See. Read the rest of this entry »