Withdrawal in the Vatican
One case of withdrawal involved the stamp dedicated to World Youth Day‚ an event scheduled in Lisbon in August. Issued on 16 May‚ the single aroused criticism for the chosen image: Pope Francis appears on the prow of the Monument to the Discoveries‚ dedicated to the feats of the great Navigators of the country‚ therefore an evocation of colonial pasts. Hence the withdrawal after just two days of release. There is informal talk of less than 2‚000 pieces sold; a probable new "Gronchi rosa"? Meanwhile‚ an alternative issue has been prepared. In the photo on the side‚ the aforementioned monument in Lisbon.
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