The Vatican Philatelic Bureau has announced the Provisional Stamp Program for 2011. The program is as expected very interesting and includes various stamp thematics which will be appealing to all types of collectors. The highlight of the program is probably a Joint Stamp Issue with Spain commemorating the World Youth Day to be held in Spain in 2011.
2011 sees also the 60th anniversaryof the priestly ordination of Pope Benedict XVI which will be commemorated with a stamp issue. All in all its an interesting stamp programme and the team at World Stamp News look forward to seeing the designs as the stamps are being issued.
1. 150th Anniversary of the Italian Unification
2. Europa 2011 – the Forests
3. III Centenary of the death of Father Eusebio Chini
4. Easter of Resurrection
5. 60th Anniversary of the priestly ordination of Pope Benedict XVI
6. World Youth Day (joint issue with Spain)
7. The real face of the Apostles, the catacombs of Saint Tecla
8. 150th Anniversary of the foundation of “L’Osservatore Romano”
9. The international Journeys of Pope Benedict XVI in 2010
10. Raphael’s Rooms- The Room of Heliodorus (1511 – 2011)
11. 300th Anniversary of the Birth of Ruder Josip Boskovic (joint issue with Croatia)
12. Bicentenary of the Birth of Franz Liszt and Centenary of the death of Gustav Mahler
13. 50th Anniversary of the Encyclical “Mater et Magistra” by Pope John XXIII
14. Holy Christmas