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The Saint Lucia Postal Service has introduced its latest Christmas stamp issue, in a brief ceremony at Government House, under the distinguished patronage of Her Excellency Dame Pearlette Louisy.

The ceremony which took place on Friday last week, welcomed members of the clergy, religious and laity of the Catholic Church, along with Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs, Planning and Social Security, Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony, whose portfolio includes the Postal Service.

The guest of honour His Eminence Kelvin Cardinal Felix long-time Archbishop of Castries, became the first bishop from the English-speaking Caribbean to be inducted into the College of Cardinals on Independence Day, 22 February 2014.

The issue of two stamps commemorating that event continues the Postal Service's tradition of celebrating outstanding contributors to society.

The stamp issue commemorating the elevation of Cardinal Felix is, however, unusual. Postmaster General, Josiah Charles explained to the audience on Friday that it is an exceedingly rare occasion on which the Postal Service celebrates a living person with a stamp issue.

The $3 and $5 stamps are available at most of the 46 locations of the Saint Lucia Postal Service.
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