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Do you know from where the Shroud for Jesus Christ’s body came from? Find here

Contributions: Catholic Bishops Commission for Catechetics
Translation: Suzanna Joseph

Shroud of Turin, also called Holy Shroud, Italian Santa Sindone, a length of linen that for centuries was purported to be the burial garment of Jesus Christ. Measuring 4.3 metres (14 feet 3 inches) long and 1.1 metres (3 feet 7 inches) wide. The Shroud is kept in the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Turin, northern Italy.

Did you know the shroud for Jesus Christ’s body, came from Thatta, Sindh. Linen cloth was woven with threads on a spindle, in a three to one herringbone twill composed of flax fibrils, which was very delicate and beautiful. It was called Linen cloth or Sundas; meaning Heaven dress.

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At that time only the rich could afford such a fabric. Joseph Arimathea, a rich man, bought the linen shroud.

Our country takes the credit that the shroud used for Jesus’ burial originated from Sindh, Pakistan.

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