400th Anniversary of the Death of Saint Camillus de Lellis will be commemorated by Vatican Post

400th Anniversary of the Death of Saint Camillus de Lellis will be commemorated by Vatican Post
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StampNews.com is eager to inform that the Philatelic and Numismatic Office of Vatican will issue a postage stamp to celebrate the founder of the Order of the Ministers of the Sick, Saint Camillus de Lellis.

During the Angelus on 14 July 2013, Pope Francis remembered St. Camillus, saying: "The Samaritan does precisely this: he really imitates the mercy of God, mercy for those in need. ... A man who lived to the full this Gospel of the Good Samaritan is St Camillus de Lellis, patron saint of the sick and of health care workers". The Pope called on members of the Order, as well as all doctors and nurses, to be like St. Camillus and "be inspired by the same spirit".

The postage stamp shows the painting called "Saint Camillus among the plague-stricken", attributed to the painting school of Sebastiano Conca, found in the church of Santa Maria Maddalena in the Campo Marzio area of Rome (home of the Generalate of the Order of the Ministers of the Sick).

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