New Issue alert:
51st International Eucharistic CongressDecember 1, 2015 The 51st International Eucharistic Congress Stamps and Official First Day Covers will be available starting December 1, 2015 at the Post Shop, Philately and Museum Division, Manila Central Post Office, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila and at all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.
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PHLPost releases 51st International Eucharistic Congress Commemorative stampsDecember 8, 2015
The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) released new commemorative stamps featuring the 51st International Eucharistic Congress to be held in Cebu City from January 24-31, 2016.
The Eucharistic Congress is an international gathering of people aimed at promoting awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Catholic Church.
“The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) are one in praying for the success of this international gathering of lay people and Catholic Church leaders from around the world, with Cebu, the beautiful queen city the south as the hosts of this celebration”, Postmaster General Josie Dela Cruz said.
His Holiness, Pope Francis said that the theme chosen for the upcoming International Eucharistic Congress is highly significant: “Christ in you, our hope of glory” (Col 1:27).
The event is expected to draw 15,000 delegates from all over the world. The Congress will also feature open air masses open to the public.
The stamp design illustrates the official logo of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress. Every four years, Catholic faithful from around the world are invited to gather together to reflect and celebrate the great mystery of the Eucharist.
PHLPost commissioned Amstar Co. to print 104,000 copies of the stamps, to be sold at P15 each starting December 08, 2015. Stamps enthusiasts from all over the world will have the opportunity to buy the stamps considering the importance of this event in the history of the Catholic Church.
The stamps and official first day cover are now available at the Post Shop, Central Post Office, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila and area post offices nationwide. For inquiries, please call 527-01-08 or 527-01-32.