• Vatican issues stamp featuring Martin Luther for Reformation anniversary

    Vatican issues stamp featuring Martin Luther for Reformation anniversary

    • Nov 26, 2017

    In another sign of the Vatican’s positive approach to marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant reformation, the Vatican’s Philatelic and Numismatic Office on Nov. 23 released a postage stamp featuring Martin Luther and one of his closest collaborators. The stamp features Luther and Philip Melanchthon, considered the first systematic

  • Stamp honors Father Hesburgh, former University of Notre Dame president

    Stamp honors Father Hesburgh, former University of Notre Dame president

    • Sep 7, 2017

    A new stamp honors former Notre Dame president, Holy Cross Father Theodore M. Hesburgh, who was born May 25, 1917, in Syracuse, New York, for his role as an educator and his service as an adviser on civil rights, peaceful uses of atomic energy, immigration reform, campus unrest and development in poor countries to presidents from Dwight Eisenhower to George W. Bush.

  • Vatican stamps mark Pope Benedict’s birthday, Fatima apparitions

    Vatican stamps mark Pope Benedict’s birthday, Fatima apparitions

    • Apr 13, 2017

    The Vatican stamp and coin office has big plans for early May: the release of stamps marking retired Pope Benedict XVI’s 90th birthday, as well as another stamp, accompanied by a postcard, marking the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Mary to the three shepherd children in Fatima May 13, 1917, and ahead of Pope Francis’s visit to the site.