The cathedral of Turin will open the reliquary that contains the Shroud of Turin, to pray for the end of the pandemic.
This is the cloth that covered Jesus’ body. It is rarely shown to pilgrims.
The prayer begins at 5 p.m. Rome time.
The last time the relic was shown was two years ago, for the Synod of Bishops on Youth.
It will be shown again at the end of 2020, in December, during a world youth meeting organized by the Taizé Community.