Pope takes break from scandal, visits Turin Shroud

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010 file photo, Pope Benedict XVI arrives in the Paul VI hall for his weekly general audience at the Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI is addressing Ireland on Saturday, March 19, 2010 in an unprecedented letter apologizing for chronic Catholic child abuse in this once-devout land. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, file)

May 2, 2010 11:18:38 AM PDT
Pope Benedict XVI took a break Sunday from dealing with the clerical sex abuse scandal to pray before the Shroud of Turin, the linen with an image of a crucified man on it that some believe is Christ's burial cloth and others dismiss as a medieval fake.