Today I got my first two cards of 2016. Both are from Italy.
One of them shows Francis of Assisi and the Basilica of San Francesco in Assisi. Francis of Assisi was born in Assisi in 1181/1182. He was a Catholic friar and preacher and lived following the example set by Jesus Christ. He founded the Franciscan Order and was a co-founder of the Order of Saint Claire. He died in Assisi in 1226. In 1228 he was canonised and today he is worshipped as patron saint of the animals, the environmentalism and of Italy. He was buried at the Basilica of San Francesco in Assisi. The Basilica of San Francesco is a Papal basilica and thus one of the highest-ranking Roman Catholic churches. Since 2000 are Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco and other Franciscan Sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Italian Mail 0,10€ (from set of three) (issued 01-07-2010)
Italian Mail 0,80€ (from set of two) (issued 01-12-2014)
Thank You very much Marina!