Following the Che Guevara controversy, An Post has issued a stamp to mark the centenary of the apparitions of Fatima.

Feargal Purcell writes:

The stamp, designed by 2b:creative, features a statue of Our Lady that stands in the Oratory of the Archbishop of Armagh, Eamon Martin. Bishop Martin, who is Roman Catholic Primate of All Ireland purchased the statue in 2015, when he led a pilgrimage from Armagh and Belfast to Fatima in preparation for the centenary of the apparitions.

The International stamp (€1.35), along with a specially designed First day Cover envelope, is available from main post offices, from the stamp counters at Dublin’s GPO or online at  The First Day Cover includes a quote from the sixth and final apparition at Fatima.

Irish Stamps (An Post)

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  1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

    I don’t really care about the Catholic side of it/Fatima whatever.

    It’s just really manky.

    1. newsjustin

      It’s not very imaginative. It’s quite a straightforward/boring take on it. I can see what they were doing with the sun – miracle of the sun, etc. They probably felt quite restricted, careful not to raise complaints.

  2. Nigel

    And the angel of the lord declared unto Mary: ‘You’ll need another fifty cents to cover that, love.’

          1. MoyestWithExcitement

            I Muslim it my visits to this thread on account of these awful puns. (Hey! Look ma! I did one!)

  3. The Ghost of Starina

    and will these stamps be in use during the lead-up to the blasphemy referendum? not very neutral from a state body.

    1. newsjustin

      I don’t see what an image, any image, on a stamp could have to do with a blasphemy referendum. Unless the image was blasphemous or actively campaigning.

    1. bad@memes

      @ GTS;
      Let me fix that for you.
      Fatima Mansions – Angel’s Delight

      I won’t post the video. It’s too early in the day for that sort of thing.

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