() The Shroud of Turin, which some Christians believe to have been Jesus Christ’s burial cloth, made a rare appearance on Italian television screens Easter Saturday.

Pope Francis delivered a video message as part of the broadcast, in which he thanked God for the technological advances that made it possible to share the ”Man of the Shroud” with so many. 

“This image, impressed upon the cloth, speaks to our heart,” he said.

“This disfigured face resembles all those faces of men and women marred by a life which does not respect their dignity, by war and violence which afflict the weakest … And yet, at the same time, the face in the Shroud conveys a great peace; this tortured body expresses a sovereign majesty.”

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