Vatican City, 1964

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CATALOG INFORMATION
ID Number: YB08-0101F
Category: Envelope
Description: Vatican City, 1964
Country or State: Vatican City
Year: 04.01.1964
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Head of State/Pope: Paulus VI (Full Name: Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini)
Reign/Papacy: 21 June 1963 - 6 August 1978 (15 years, 46 days)
Stamp Value:
  • Lire 15
  • Lire 70
  • Lire 160
  • Lire 25
Subject/Theme: Visit of Pope Paulus VI to Israel
Legend: PELLEGRINAGGIO DI S. S. PAOLO VI IN TERRA SANTA
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Note: First Day of Issue Collection
Dimensions (B x H): 165 x 95 mm
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State of Conservation: Uncirculated (UNC)
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HISTORICAL NOTES

Paul VI reigned as Pope of the Catholic Church from 21 June 1963 until his death on 6 August 1978. Succeeding Pope John XXIII, who had convened the Second Vatican Council, he decided to continue it. He fostered improved ecumenical relations with Orthodox and Protestants, which resulted in many historic meetings and agreements.

Paul VI sought dialogue with the world, with other Christians, other religions, and atheists, excluding nobody. He saw himself as a humble servant for a suffering humanity and demanded significant changes of the rich in America and Europe in favor of the poor in the Third World. His positions on birth control and other issues were controversial in Western Europe and North America, but were applauded by people in Eastern and Southern Europe and Latin America.