Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Italy Postage Stamp Honors Pope Francis

First Day of Issue: May 2, 2013 - Italy

Italy has issued a new postage stamp honoring the beginning of the pontificate of Pope Francis. The stamp is part of a joint issue with the Vatican City.

On 13 March 2013 Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as the Bishop of Rome. As such, he is the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. He chose the papal name Francis in honour of Saint Francis of Assisi.

Learn more at: Poste Italiane

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