Iraq’s Latest Postage Stamps Commemorate Pope Francis’ Papal Trip

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It’s been several months since Pope Francis’ trip to Iraq, but the country continues to remember those days.

Now Iraq is commemorating the visit with postage stamps. Their value ranges from 1,500 dinars (about $1) to 500 dinars. They immortalize moments like the Holy Father’s visit to Ur of the Chaldeans, the land of Abraham and his meeting in Najaf with Ali Al Sistani, the spiritual leader of millions of Shia Muslims.

One of the stamps has an image of the facade of the Cathedral of Baghdad. It isn’t the first time Iraq prints Christian images on its stamps.

In 2020, the country released this postage stamp collection featuring some of Baghdad’s churches. It’s often sold online by collectors.