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19th of November 2018

Moral Values



Italian prisoner draws images for Vatican stamps

Post office taking seriously pope's message about hope for all ...

The Vatican Philatelic and Numismatic Office will unveil on November 9 a series of stamps designed by Marcello D’Agata, an inmate of the Milan prison.

Among the vignettes signed by the prisoner, who is passionate about drawing, there is a representation of the Madonna and Child specially designed for Christmas.

These stamps, of which 60,000 copies will be printed, will bear a value of €1.10 to €1.15.

Convicts are serving a sentence, explained the Vatican Philatelic and Numismatic Office, but we must not forget to offer them a “horizon of hope.”

The prison in which D’Agata is held is the largest of the 225 Italian prisons; 1,400 people are held there. It’s particularly famous for holding some of the most iconic representatives of Italian crime.

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