Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI passed away this morning in the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in the
Vatican at the age of 95. He arrived in Turin on May 2, 2010, on the occasion of the exhibition
Shroud, and gathered in prayer in front of the sacred sheet in the Cathedral of San Giovanni.
Today, 31 December 2022)
The sculptor Sergio Rodella, author of a three-dimensional reproduction of the body wrapped in
Holy Shroud, died at the age of 73. (Il Gazzettino, 18 December 2022)
The archbishop emeritus of Turin, Cardinal Severino Poletto, died yesterday at the age of 89. He
also a passionate Custodian of the Shroud: he led the two exhibitions in 2000 and 2010. (La
Repubblica, 18 December 2022)
The European meeting of Taizé youth in Turin took place from 7 to 10 July. One
of the highlights was the "white night" of prayer, Saturday 9, with the
contemplation of the Holy Shroud.
On May 24, 2022 Cav. Gino Moretto passed away at the age of 98. Member of the
Confraternity of the Most Holy Sudarium, for many years he was secretary of
the International Center of Sindonology and of the Sindon magazine. He
published three volumes particularly useful for spreading the knowledge of the
Shroud and did his utmost in many activities related to the Sacred Linen. (https://sindone.it/museo/it/2022/05/26/il-cavaliere-gino-moretto/)
Tuesday, April 26, 2022, the unveiling and blessing of the “Sindonic Crucifix”,
the work of a blind artist, was held in the Turin Cathedral. The director of
the Diocesan Museum and parish priest of the Cathedral, Don Carlo Franco; the
artist Andrea Bianco; Dr. Emanuela Marinelli, scholar of the Shroud, attended.
The artist and the expert helped to understand the work and its relationship
with the Sacred Linen, which is kept a few steps from the altar where the cross
is positioned. The work, donated to the Diocesan Museum, will remain in the
Cathedral for the entire Easter season, until the solemnity of Pentecost. It
will then be exhibited in the Museum below, in the area dedicated to the Holy
The Celebration of the Cross on April 15, 2022 – Good Friday – in the Turin
Cathedral wanted to emphasize the prayer for peace, in the days of the war in
Ukraine. The Custodian of the Shroud and Archbishop of Turin, Msgr. Cesare
Nosiglia, asked Fr. Gheorghe Vasilescu of the Romanian Orthodox Church Saint
Parascheva of Turin to participate in the prayer in front of the Sheet.