Turin - Preparations for the Exposition of 1998 Already Well Advanced
The ever-itinerant Rex Morgan of Shroud News, the Australian newsletter now getting close to its 100th issue (due February 1997), was in Turin in May of this year. In his issue no. 95 Rex reports intensive preparations in progress for the already announced expositions of the Shroud in 1998 and 2000.
As part of the preparations, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, within which the Shroud is housed, is undergoing a very major facelift, and was almost entirely covered with scaffolding. This is quite aside from the major repairs to the adjoining Royal Chapel (the Shroud's repository since 1694), necessitated by structural decay.
Also in May Cardinal Saldarini of Turin approved an official logo for the expositions of 1998, and this is reproduced at right.