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Shroud of Turin traveling exhibit coming to Omaha

A traveling exhibit about the Shroud of Turin – believed by many to be the burial cloth of Jesus – is coming to nine cities across Nebraska this summer, including four in the archdiocese.

Presented by Spirit Catholic Radio in cooperation with local Knights of Columbus councils, "The Man of the Shroud" includes a full-length photographic image of the shroud and more than 90 back-lit panels with information about the shroud and death and resurrection of Jesus.

Developed by the late Msgr. Guilio Ricci, president of the Roman Center for the Study of the Holy Shroud at the Vatican, the exhibit also features a life-size sculpture of Jesus on the cross, graphically depicting every wound revealed in the image of the shroud.

The radio network is celebrating its 15th anniversary, and the tour ties into its anniversary theme, "Encounter Jesus." The exhibit offers people the opportunity to experience Christ with their senses, said Jim Carroll, executive director of Spirit Catholic Radio.

In the archdiocese, the free exhibit is set for June 1-8 at St. Robert Bellarmine Church in Omaha, July 15-20 at St. Boniface Church in Menominee, July 22-27 at Norfolk Catholic Junior/Senior High School in Norfolk and July 29-Aug. 3 at Scotus Central Catholic Junior/Senior High School in Columbus.

At St. Robert Bellarmine, a 90-minute multi-media presentation is set for June 8 at 5 p.m. Tickets are $5 for the event, which will be led by internationally known shroud expert Russ Breault of Shroud Encounter.

For more information, visit spiritcatholicradio.com.