Chapel of the Shroud: preparation has begun in sight of extraordinary youth
At work in the Cathedral of Turin from March 14 in preparation for the
appointment of August 10, 2018.
Work began on March 14, 2018 in the Cathedral of Turin for the preparation of
the chapel of the Shroud in view of the extraordinary veneration of young
people to be held on the night of August 10, 2018. At the beginning of the
work the Pontifical Custodian Msgr. Cesare Nosiglia, archbishop of Turin, was
present. The planned works concern lighting and the approach path to the
The pilgrimage of the young people of the dioceses of Piedmont and Valle
d'Aosta was planned in preparation for the meeting that all the young people
of Italy will have with Pope Francis in Rome in the days of August 15, 2018
and that will be a moment of prayer and confrontation for the World Synod on
Youth, which will be held in Rome in October.
The young people, coming from days of walking on foot in our regional
territory, will meet together in the Royal Palace of Venaria Reale on August
9, and then they will proceed to the Cathedral on the evening of August 10.
The visit to the Shroud, reserved for pilgrims, is the final moment of this
"journey" before leaving for Rome. Registration has been opened and requests
are already being received from dioceses outside the region and from abroad.
Even the veneration of the Shroud of the young people, next August, promises
therefore to be "international".
This moment of visit is not an exhibition, but a new and different way of
approaching the Shroud, an icon of the death of the Lord Jesus Christ, but
also an extraordinary sign of hope and new life.
On the website
it can be found all the details of the journey of preparation for the
extraordinary veneration of August, together with information for the
registration to the pilgrimage.(Diocese
of Turin, March 14, 2018)