Rome Newsroom, Dec 19, 2022 / 11:15 am
The Italian Cardinal Severino Poletto died in his home Saturday evening at the age of 89.
Poletto was the retired archbishop of Turin, a city in northern Italy. Since his retirement in 2010, he has been living in Moncalieri, a southern suburb of Turin.
As head of the Archdiocese of Turin, Poletto oversaw the display of the Shroud of Turin for the Jubilee Year 2000. He also hosted the first International Symposium on Shroud Studies in March 2000.
His 11 years as archbishop of Turin followed 10 years as bishop of Asti, another northern Italian diocese.