Thailand Post to release stamps commemorating Pope Francis’ visit


Thailand Post in collaboration with the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Thailand (CBCT) announced on November 19 to release special commemorative stamps marking Pope Francis’s apostolic visit to Thailand.

In a report from The Nation, “the stamps, which are aimed at collectors, will portray the leader of the Roman Catholic Church and Vatican City’s official visit to Thailand on November 20-23 on three portraits across 4 stamps, along with a QR code that can be scanned to view the music video “Let Love be the Bridge” performed by artists, actors and singers who are Roman Catholic.”

The report also states that “Thailand Post will host an exhibition on Pope Francis’ apostolic journeys as a pilgrim of peace in the past 7 years (2013-2019) to 50 countries through commemorative stamps released by each of them at the Samsen Nai Philatelic Museum in Phayathai District.”

For just 99 baht, anybody wishing to have a CD of the song “Let Love be the Bridge” can purchase it at the exhibition. Parts of the profits will go to the CBCT for charity.

Thailand last welcomed the supreme pontiff of the Catholic church 35 years ago when Pope John Paul II visited the country in 1984. During the last visit, Thailand Post also released commemorative stamps with portraits of the Pope and King Rama IX, the report added.

Source: The Nation

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