Skip to main content

Israel welcome Pope Francis with special stamp sheet

5/22/2014 - 11:58 PM PST

Catholic PRWire

Israel marks the historic visit of Pope Francis to the Holy Land with special stamp products
The first international trip chosen by Pope Francis

TEL AVIV - YAFO, Israel (May 22, 2014) - The Israel Philatelic Service, Israel Postal Company is issuing a special stamp sheet to mark the visit of Pope Francis to Israel. The stamp sheet will be issued on the day the Pope visits Jerusalem, May 26 2014. An additional stamp sheet will be issued after the visit.

The Israel Philatelic Service, Israel Postal Company has prepared the first stamp sheet in a limited and numbered edition. It contains 12 postage stamps and 12 images of important Christian Holy Sites in Israel. Each stamp sheet is numbered like a lithograph. The stamp sheet is showcased in an attractive folder with exclusive articles written by Henrique Cymerman, journalist, and personal friend of Pope Francis. One of the articles describes "Pope Francis 1 - the Revolutionary of the 21 Century.

This is a most unique souvenir - in three languages: Hebrew, English and Spanish.

After the visit, the Israel Philatelic Service, Israel Postal Company will issue another special stamp sheet and folder featuring exclusive pictures and articles of the historic Papal visit.

Available from 26 May 2014 at select post offices in Israel and at:
(website in six languages: English, German, Spanish, French, Italian and Chinese)

Price each folder NIS 49.00

Yaron Razon, Director of the Israel Philatelic Service says:"Israel's stamps are a diverse gallery of events and personalities, crossing seas and continents and act as a bridge between cultures. We are pleased and proud to issue a stamp in honor of the Pope's visit to Israel. This is a new link in the chain of special products we have issued for Papal visits in the Holy Land. This current issue follows a joint stamp issue that Israel had with the Vatican in 2010."

For more details:
Noy Communications: 03 6023026
Zohar Noy: 052 2641769


Israel Postal Company  , 6941932 IL
Yael  Koskas - International Marketing Manager, Philatelic Servic, 


Unique souvenir of visit



Rate This Article

Very Helpful Somewhat Helpful Not Helpful at All

Yes, I am Interested No, I am not Interested

Rate Article


Leave a Comment

Comments submitted must be civil, remain on-topic and not violate any laws including copyright. We reserve the right to delete any comments which are abusive, inappropriate or not constructive to the discussion.

Though we invite robust discussion, we reserve the right to not publish any comment which denigrates the human person, undermines marriage and the family, or advocates for positions which openly oppose the teaching of the Catholic Church.

This is a supervised forum and the Editors of Catholic Online retain the right to direct it.

We also reserve the right to block any commenter for repeated violations. Your email address is required to post, but it will not be published on the site.

We ask that you NOT post your comment more than once. Catholic Online is growing and our ability to review all comments sometimes results in a delay in their publication.

Send me important information from Catholic Online and it's partners. See Sample

Post Comment

Newsletter Sign Up

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Joel 1:13-15; 2:1-2
Priests, put on sackcloth and lament! You ministers of the ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 9:2-3, 6, 16, 8-9
Read More

Gospel, Luke 11:15-26
But some of them said, 'It is through Beelzebul, the prince of ... Read More

Saint of the Day

October 9 Saint of the Day

Sts. Denis, Rusticus, and Eleutherius
October 9: The first mention we have of these three martyrs who died around ... Read More