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Swiss Post honours Pope Francis with a stamp

Communication dated 20.06.2018

Tomorrow Pope Francis will visit Switzerland for the first time. Swiss Post is to commemorate this occasion with a stamp. The stamp will be available in all Swiss Post branches from 21 June 2018.

For the first time in 14 years, a pope will step on to Swiss soil. The head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis, will be welcomed in Geneva tomorrow, Thursday. The papal visit is to mark the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Geneva. Pope Francis will be greeted by a delegation of the Federal Council and will then give a sermon and address at the WCC.

This occasion will be captured on a stamp. In the past, various postal organizations around the globe have immortalized a papal visit in this way. The centerpiece of the stamp is a depiction of Pope Francis waving in front of Geneva's distinctive and famous landmark, the “jet d’eau” fountain.

The “Pope” commemorative stamp is available from 21 June 2018 at all Swiss Post branches, as well as online at

Swiss Post Media Unit, Nathalie Dérobert, Media Spokesperson, 058 341 21 96,