New stamp to commemorate papal voyage to Africa

.- The Philatelic and Numismatic Office of the Vatican City State has announced the issuance of a special stamp commemorating the visit of the Pope Benedict XVI to Cameroon and Angola, which will take place March 17-23.

The press release published by the L’Osservatore Romano states that the stamp will feature a picture of Pope Benedict XVI, the African continent and the two countries which the Holy Father will visit.

The stamp will bear the inscription: "Benedictus XVI Camaruniam Angoliam adit" and "Vatican Postal Service • 17 - 23 March 2009".  The stamp was designed by the Philatelic and Numismatic Office.

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