Stamp Sheet Commemorates Election of Pope Francis
This mint stamp sheet pictures the celebrations that took place on March 13, 2013, the day the election of a new pope was announced.
Francis is the first pope from South America, from the Southern Hemisphere, and the first non-European in over 12 centuries. The new pope chose to be named after St. Francis of Assisi because of the saint’s concern for the poor. He is the first pope to use the name.