An online exposition of the Shroud of Turin on Holy Saturday will be live-streamed, Archbishop Cesare Nosiglia of Turin has announced. Holy Saturday is traditionally the day Christians meditate on Jesus lying in the tomb and Archsbishop Nosiglia will lead a special service of prayer and contemplation before the shroud at 6:00 pm (UK time).

The Shroud of Turin is believed to be the burial cloth of Jesus. It has a full-length photonegative image of a man, front and back, bearing signs of wounds that match those described in the Gospels.

Archbishop Nosiglia said that he had received “thousands and thousands” of messages “asking me if, in this time of grave difficulty we are going through, it would be possible to pray this Holy Week before the shroud” and ask God for “the grace to defeat evil as he did, trusting in the goodness and mercy of God.”

The link for the live stream will be posted on the official Shroud of Turin website. It will also be live streamed on YouTube.