Replica of the Shroud of Turin visits Collingswood

Replica of the Shroud of Turin visits Collingswood

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One of the few Catholic Church-sanctioned full-body replicas of the Shroud of Turin is exhibited April 18 at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish, St. John Church in Collingswood. The replica is a copy of the original shroud, a 14-foot-long linen cloth marked by a shadowy image of a man. The Vatican has never said the shroud is the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, although many Christians believe it is. Pictured, Donald H. Nohs, one of the world’s leading authorities on the Shroud of Turin and associate general director of the Confraternity of the Passion International, a lay organization affiliated with the Passionist Order, speaks in front of the replica in the church.

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