Own Mint Stamps Chronicling Pope Benedict's First Five Years
During the first five years of his tenure, Pope Benedict produced three Encyclicals, which are letters to the bishops of the church. They focused on the themes of love and charity, and were titled “God is Love,” “On Christian Hope,” and “Charity in Truth.” He also wrote Jesus of Nazareth, a book that has sold over two million copies.
During that time Pope Benedict also made strong efforts to reach out to other faiths, including the Jewish and Muslim religious communities, to repair a sometimes-strained relationship. He traveled to Israel and visited the Great Synagogue of Rome. Pope Benedict also has visited Turkey (mostly Muslim) and prayed in the historic Blue Mosque in Istanbul. In 2007, the Buddhist leader Dalai Lama visited Pope Benedict at the Vatican.
Now you can own mint stamps commemorating these and the other good works of Pope Benedict's first five years.