(10-09-2019) VIAGGI 2018 (EM. 2019)

(10-09-2019) VIAGGI 2018 (EM. 2019)

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Four different artists created the four values making up the philatelic series celebrating the international journeys of Pope Francis in 2018. The value of € 1.10, by Chiara Principe, recalls the visit to Chile and Peru. The profile of the Pope, in the foreground, is flanked by that of a Chilean Mapuche girl, a member of an indigenous population encountered in the visit to Temuco (Chile), while the cathedral of Trujillo in the background evokes a key visit during the journey to Peru. Decorative elements from the two countries embellish the design.In the value of € 1.15 dedicated to the ecumenical pilgrimage to Geneva, artist Orietta Rossi represents the Pope in a symbolic embrace with an abstract figure, a metaphor of all the churches, while the olive branch recalls the ecumenical theme of education for peace. The drawing is completed by a symbolic representation of the Holy Spirit, the logo created for the pilgrimage and the fountain “water jet”, symbol of Geneva.For the trip to Ireland on the occasion of the World Meeting of Families in Dublin Stefano Morri depicts the Pope with the green chasuble worn for the liturgy celebrated at Phoenix Park, the miniature of the St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral of Dublin that he visited, and the icon created for the meeting entitled “Amoris Laetitia”.The series concludes with the stamp by Daniela Fusco dedicated to the journey to the Baltic republics symbolized respectively by the image of the “Virgin of Mercy” located at the shrine dedicated to her in Vilnius in Lithuania, at the shrine of the Black Madonna of Aglona in Latvia and by a girl in traditional clothes of Estonia. The second stamp & coin card of the year 2019 has also been issued for the occasion.


Data sheet

Face values
€ 1.10 - € 1.15 - € 2.40 - € 3.00
30.5 x 30.5 mm
13.66 x 13.77
Sheet of
10 stamps
Printex (Malta)
Set Price
Euro 7.65
C. Principe - O. Rossi - S. Morri – D. Fusco
Max. total printing
80,000 complete series