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Holy shroud replica visits Mexico City

A copy of the historical piece, made by the Turin Laboratory, is the main attraction of the exhibition
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Mexico City
Julián Sánchez and Abida Ventura
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A replica of the Holy Shroud can be seen as of today at an exhibition in the atrium of the Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City.

According to the organizing committee of the exhibition – which includes 240 pieces – everything is ready for the public to access today, March 14th, for free, although the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), says that necessary permits are still in process.

The organizers of the exhibition, promoted by A.C. VG1212 ABP, state that the visitors can register online at

Among other objects that can be seen at such exhibition, there is a spear with over 2 thousand years of antiquity, as well as coins, a sculpture and the facsimile of the Holy Shroud made by the Turin Laboratory.

Throughout the tour, which takes around 40 minutes, a sculpture made by restorer Juan Manuel Miñarro López is displayed. The piece is a replica of the figure that appears on the shroud. The production is composed of 12 rooms installed beside the Metropolitan Cathedral. There, people will be able to learn about several discoveries surrounding the controversial item.

However, the INAH assures that the petition to install the structures of the exhibition in the atrium of the building, categorized as a historical monument, is still being evaluated.

Even though the exhibition opens today for the general public, the Institute says that the final resolution will be known within the next few weeks.



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