It's been thirty years since John Paul II was elected Pope. Now, the Polish postal service has created an exhibit remembering his life and pontificate.
The centerpiece of the exhibit is a new stamp to commemorate the anniversary of John Paul II's historic election. The exhibit was on display at the Polish embassy to the Holy See. Piotr Samerek
Counselor, Polish Embassy to the Holy SeeThe idea was also on behalf of Polish Post, Polish Mail to commemorate the 30th anniversary. That's why they prepared these pictures, and also the center of the event was the emission of a new stamp, also to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the election of John Paul II. It's also a kind of an end of chapter of this journey with John Paul II on behalf of the Polish Post.
The image on the stamp is from a photo taken by renown Vatican photographer, Arturo Mari.
The stamps are in circulation in the Polish postal system, but collectors won't have to go all the way to Poland to get them.Piotr Samerek
Counselor, Polish Embassy to the Holy SeeThis new edition is a huge run. The number of emission, the figures are 600,000 stamps, so everybody who is interested can buy it, especially through this special network of people who collect stamps.
The exhibit is now in the Hosianum Palace, which was originally built in 1578 at the request of Polish Cardinal Stanislaw Hosio and gave shelter to Polish and European pilgrims for more than 400 years. It will be there through the end of the year, before returning to Poland in January.