Friday, July 15, 2005

Stamps issue commemorates Pope John Paul II


Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau has released a 75p stamp paying tribute to the late Pope John Paul II
Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau has released a 75p stamp paying tribute to the late Pope John Paul II.

The stamps are heralded as a fitting tribute to the Pope who passed away April 2 this year. He was in his 27th year as pope, one of the longest reigning in history.

Despite illness and infirmity he tirelessly preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ, said a Philatelic Bureau spokesman.

“He defended life in all its forms, wrote politically on Catholic topics such as the Eucharist and the Rosary, pleaded for peace in the world and created more Roman Catholic saints than any other pope. It is said he was the most recognised man in the world and he was by far the most travelled pope in history."



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