MANILA, Dec. 7, 2015— The government is set to release a commemorative postal stamp on the 51st International Eucharistic Congress to be held in Cebu City on Jan. 24 -31 next year.
The Philippine Postal Corp. said stamp enthusiasts from all over the world would have the opportunity to buy the stamps, considering the importance of this event in the history of the Catholic Church.
The stamp design illustrates the official logo of the IEC, an event aimed at promoting awareness about the central role of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Church.
“The 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 of the south as the host of this celebration”, said Postmaster General Josie Dela Cruz.
The gathering is expected to draw 15,000 delegates from all over the world. The Congress will also feature open air Masses open to the public.
PHLPost commissioned Amstar Co. to print 104,000 copies of the stamps, to be sold at Php 15 each starting Tuesday, Dec. 8 at post offices nationwide. (CBCP News)