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Ireland Postal Service 2017 Issue
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Centenary of the Apparitions of Fatima

Ireland Postal Service has issued a new stamp with a postage value of 1.35 Euros named "Centenary of the Apparitions of Fatima" on October 12th, 2017. The stamp depicts a statue from Fatima of the Virgin Mary. It is being issued to celebrate a great miracle that happen 100 years ago. When three children from Fatima, Portugal reported that an angel had visited them. The children were Lucia Santos and her cousins Jacinta and Francisco Marto. They claim that the Virgin Mary had visited them six times between May and October 1917. The first visitation occurred on May 13, 1917 when the children were tending their parents sheep. During the visit the Virgin Mary said " I had been sent by God with a message for every man, woman and child, requesting prayer, especially that of the Holy Rosary, reparation and consecration". The other visits she revealed three secrets to the children that are listed in the table below:

  • The first was a vision of hell.
  • The second was that World War I would soon end, but another world war would break out if people did not stop offending God and Russia was not converted.
  • The third secret was not revealed until the year 2000. It predicted the persecution of the church and the assassination of a bishop dressed in white.

Centenary of the Apparitions of Fatima stamp can be purchase as single, Sheets of 16, and assorted FDCs. The size of each stamp is 30mm x 51mm with a stamp perforation size of 13.3 x 13.3 using the 2cm reference. They were printed by Cartor Security Printing using the Lithography printing process with TR PVA Gum 102gsm paper.


Centenary of the Apparitions of Fatima FDC


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