Pastoral visit of Pope John Paul II to India.
The Pope’s Plane Hijacked on Naples.
Special Cancellation on Special Envelope
|Description||Pope John Paul II (18 May 1920 – 2 April 2005) was the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 1978 until his death in 2005. Born in Poland, John Paul II was the first non-Italian pope since Adrian VI in the 16th century and the second-longest-serving pope after Pius IX in modern history.
Sudden landing of the Pope in Naples, returning by plane from India but hijacked by the snow. The Air India plane, coming from Bombay, on which Wojtyla was traveling with his Vatican entourage and 75 journalists, photographers and television operators, was unable to land at either Ciampino or Fiumicino, airports closed due to the snowstorm. From Naples, a special train brought the entire papal party to Rome.
Pope John Paul II | Pastoral visit
Stamps Sc. 1613 – Journalistic Information
|Used/Unused||Special Cancellation – Napoli, 11.02.1986|