According to info received by StampNews.com the Saint Lucia Postal Service introduced its latest Christmas stamp issue on the 12thof December, in a brief ceremony at Government House.
The long-time Archbishop of Castries, His Eminence became the first bishop from the English-speaking Caribbean to be inducted into the College of Cardinals on Independence Day, 22 February 2014.
The issue of two stamps commemorating that event continues the Postal Service's tradition of celebrating outstanding contributors to society.
The stamp issue commemorating the elevation of Cardinal Felix is, however, unusual. Postmaster General, Josiah Charles explained to the audience on Friday that it is an exceedingly rare occasion on which the Postal Service celebrates a living person with a stamp issue.
An exception in the case of His Eminence was justified by his tremendous contributions to the social development of Saint Lucia, including his work in education, his leadership in the Catholic Church, and his involvement in poverty alleviation and social development.