A spec ial initiative has been issued by the Philatelic and Numismatic Office of the Governorate of Vatican City State for the people of Haiti, victims of the recent earthquale.
The special stamps – which will be released on 5 March – is dedicated to the 15ooth anniversary of the Shrine of Our Lady of Grace, better known as the Shrine of Mentorella, in the Lazio region.
The series with a face value of 0.65 Euros will be sold for 0.85 Euros; the 0.20 euros surplus will be donated entirely to Haiti.
The Governorate of Vatican City estimates that, if the whole edition is sold, some 150,000 euros ($211,424) will be collected.
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