January 3rd, 2015

World Youth Day celebrated by Polish Post

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FindYourStampsValue.com is glad to introduce two commemorative stamps produced by Polish Post celebrating the World Youth Day. The stamp issue was released and put into circulation on the 14th of December and is now available for purchasing.

World Youth Day (WYD) is an event for young people organized by the Roman Catholic Church.

World Youth Day was initiated by Pope John Paul II in 1985. For the first celebration of WYD in 1986, bishops all over the world were invited to schedule an annual youth event to be held every Palm Sunday in their dioceses. It is celebrated at the diocesan level annually and at the international level every two to three years at different locations. The 1995 World Youth Day closing Mass in the Philippines set a world record for the largest number of people gathered for a single religious event (with 5 million attendees).

The Church designated Saint John Paul II and Blessed Teresa of Calcutta as the patron saints of the event.

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