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The Pope paid for our trip to see the Holy Shroud. We feel loved.

2015-06-29

Some 50 economically disadvantaged people saw the Holy Shroud, thanks to financing from the Pope. Pablo Walter Castiglia is a priest at Santa Lucia Parish in Rome, and he organized the trip. It started with a 10 hour bus ride from Rome to Turin.

FR. PABLO WALTER CATIGLIA
Santa Lucia Parish (Rome)
"We spoke with one of the Pope's assistants and told him that we had this proposal. The Pope supported it. Not only did he want to support it with his words by saying that it was a good initiative, but he also contributed to paying for the bus that we used to get to Turin.”

The expedition to Turin was prompted by the exhibition of the Holy Shroud. He said it had a major impact on those who saw it, and that they were extremely grateful for the opportunity.

FR. PABLO WALTER CATIGLIA
Santa Lucia Parish (Rome)
"I saw in everyone, Christians and non-Christians, a recognition, a sense of gratitude. I was struck by two young men, I believe they are Romanian, from Eastern Europe. They're only about 30. I saw them almost emotional in a good and affectionate way, when a nun gave them a place to sleep. They saw that the nun really loved them, and was considerate. So they were so emotional.”

The group is very diverse. They had young people, adults, Christians, Muslims, atheists, and people from all over the world. 

GIOVANNI
"I went on the trip to Turin so I could see the Holy Shroud and accomplish a dream that my mother had. For many years, she has told me to go see the Shroud. She had seen it and had a strong devotion to it. I never would have imagined I could take a trip at this age.”

They spent two days in Turin and were personally greeted by the city's archbishop. He said hello to each person in the group, a rare gesture of affection that they rarely received.

FR. PABLO WALTER CATIGLIA
Santa Lucia Parish (Rome)
"Some were able to perceive the love of God in this sign of suffering, which is the Shroud. And they feel loved by the Lord. Whoever does not believe in Jesus, and not all of those involved were Christians, I think they still feel the common experience we have. That is, they feel loved because of the gestures of generosity and care from the so many people that made this possible.”

These aren't the only struggling people who will have the chance to the see the Shroud. Sixty homeless people from the Parish of San Eustaquio will also have the chance. These small initiatives from Pope Francis are meant to remind the homeless that they're not alone.


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