Peru issues Pope Francis stamps to mark papal visit
The Peruvian Catholic Church and the country’s postal service have teamed up to launch commemorative stamps to mark the January visit of Pope Francis to the Andean nation.
The Episcopal Conference and Serpost, Peru’s postal service, unveiled the stamps on Wednesday (November 29). A total of 40,000 stamps will be produced throughout the country in addition to 10,000 commemorative postcards. The stamps will each cost 4 Peruvian soles (1.24 U.S. dollars.)
The stamps will be available at all Serpost locations starting Thursday (November 30.)
Pope Francis will visit Peru from January 18 – 21 after his first stopover in Chile. He is scheduled to make stops in Lima, Puerto Maldonado and Trujillo.
Since his election to lead the world’s 2 billion Catholics in 2013, Francis has visited Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Cuba and Mexico, but has not made a pastoral trip to his home country of Argentina.