Stamp issue on occasion of Papa's visit to Albania

September 19th, 2014

According to info got by on the occasion of the visit of Pope Francis in Albania, Albanian Post in honor of this important event introduces a special postage stamp, with a limited edition, which will be put into circulation on 21stof September 2014.

After being elected by the State Commision of Post of Albania postage, the design of this special stamp has been approved by the Holy See of Vatican.  The emission of the postage stamp consists of one series with one picture, a tray of nine stamps and the First Day Cover.

The martyrs of the Communist regime and dialogue – including political dialogue – between faiths. These two topics will be the focus of Pope Francis' visit to Albania on Sunday. He will only be in Albania for one day, 10 hours to be precise, and will deliver six speeches, spending most of his time in the capital Tirana.

This will be the Pope's fourth international visit after Brazil, the Holy Land and South Korea. After this he will visit Strasbourg and Turkey in November. Albania will mark his first trip to an European country.