Vatican City, 1965

yb09-0101b_600x600_174613221


CATALOG INFORMATION
ID Number: YB09-0101B
Category: Envelope
Description: Vatican City, 1965
Country or State: Vatican City
Year: 08.12.1965
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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 20
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  • UBI PETRUS IBI ECCELSIA
  • CONCILIUM OECUMENICUM
  • VATICANUM II
  • VIII-XII-MCMLXV
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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 favour 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 peoplein Eastern and Southern Europe and Latin America.