Vatican City, Feb 28, 2013 / 05:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican’s post office is issuing a special cancelation stamp to mark the end of Pope Benedict XVI’s papacy.
A Feb. 28 communiqué from the post office reproduces the special postmark, which shows Pope Benedict in the foreground with his arms raised in a greeting.
In the background is the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica and along the bottom in Latin are the words: “Pope Benedict XVI Renounces the Petrine Ministry. Vatican Post, 28.2.2013.”
The cancelation stamp is paid for by the person who sends the post card, letter or package.