StampNews.com got to know that the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) releases on January 12, another papal stamp, this time a rare souvenir sheet special coinage stamp in honor of the upcoming Official State Visit of Pope Francis.
The gold circular stamp features the smiling pope with the words "Pilipinas", "Pope Francis Visit to the Philippines 2015", and "Mercy and Compassion".
The coinage stamp is one of two stamp issuances by PHLPost to welcome the historic papal visit.
The "block of four" Pope Francis Visit to the Philippines commemorative stamps was issued on January 8. Since the day of the issuance of this "block of four" stamps, long lines of people had been going to the Central Post Office in Manila to buy them.
The Pope will make both a state and an apostolic visit the country on January 15 to 19, 2015. He heads the Vatican and at the same time the Roman Catholic Church that counts over a billion followers worldwide.