Shroud of Turin makes first TV appearance

Famous religious relic’s display during television broadcast described by Vatican as Pope Benedict’s parting gift.

One of the most famous religious relics has been displayed during a broadcast on television in Italy and around the world. The Shroud of Turin is believed by many to be Jesus Christ’s burial cloth.

The Vatican says the  display of the Shroud of Turin on TV is the parting gift from departing Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who signed off on the showing. But it was Pope Francis who introduced the 90-minute global television event and linked the shroud to Jesus Christ.

Al Jazeera’s Hoda Abdel-Hamid reports from Rome.

Source: Al Jazeera