Centenary of the Birth of Pope John Paul I – stamp issue from Vatican

Pope John Paul I (Albino Luciani Forno di Canale - Belluno, 17 October 1912) was born in a family of humble origins. This year marks the centenary of his birth. The Vatican's Philatelic and Numismatic Office has released a stamp issue to pay homage to the "smiling pope". The stamp shows him with that famous expression.

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