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(ANSA) – Turin, March 4 – Although Pope Emeritus Benedict resigned last week, he left a parting gift for the world: an unusual display of the mystical Shroud of Turin.

Last week, shortly before Benedict became the first pope in roughly 600 years to resign from the papacy, he announced that television cameras will be permitted to broadcast extremely rare images of the Shroud.

The Vatican described this as Benedict’s final gift to the Roman Catholic Church.