Stamps featuring the Beatification of Pope John Paul II

The Philippine Postal Corporation is set to issue special stamps on May 30, 2011 featuring the Beatification of Pope John Paul II. The said stamps will have a denomination of P 7.00 and quantity of 140,000 pieces. Also to be issued is a souvenir sheet with a denomination of P 40.00 and quantity of 7,000 pieces. The First Day Cover includes the block of four stamps.



Before an estimated 1.5 million of pilgrims, Pope John Paul II was beatified in Rome last May 1, 2011. According to Wikipedia, “Pope John Paul II reigned as pope of the Roman Catholic Church and sovereign of Vatican City for almost 27 years. Since his death on 2 April 2005, many thousands of people have been supporting the case for beatifying and canonizing the late Pope John Paul II as a saint. Read more

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