DAILY CATHOLIC    FRI-SAT-SUN-MON     May 22-25, 1998     vol. 9, no. 100

NEWS & VIEWS
from a CATHOLIC perspective

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SHROUD HAS ALREADY DRAWN 1 MILLION PILGRIMS

          VATICAN (CWNews.com) -- More than 1 million pilgrims have already viewed the Shroud of Turin, since it was put on display in the city's cathedral on April 19.

          Pope John Paul will visit Turin and reverence the Shroud himself on Sunday, May 24. The cloth-- which is widely believed to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ-- will remain on display until June 3. In order to prevent overcrowding, organizers of the exposition have been selling tickets for specific time periods.

          To date, the vast majority of pilgrims viewing the Shroud have been Italian. However, thousands of people have also come from France, Switzerland, Germany, the United States, Poland, and Spain, with other pilgrims, in smaller numbers, representing nearly every country on earth.


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