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How the Black Plague turned the Shroud of Turin into a beloved relic

St Anthonys Chapel Pittsburgh

RNS Last year, about 35,000 people visited Pittsburgh’s St Anthony Chapel, one of five churches grouped recently under the Catholic diocese’s Shrines of Pittsburgh designation. The chapel houses some 5,000 relics – the largest number outside the Vatican, by its count – including what it claims are splinters of the true cross and a barb from […]