Vatican releases Philadelphia World Family meeting stamp

Vatican City's postal service has released the design of its stamp commemorating the World of the Family Meeting in Philadelphia,  Cindy Wooten of the Catholic News Service reports from Rome.

The 2.30 Euro ($2.50) stamp shows families from different parts of the world against a backdrop featuring elements of the city's skyline and the Liberty Bell.

The Vatican is a city-state and issues its own stamps and mints its own coins.  While the stamps can only be used on items mailed at the Vatican, the coins are legal tender throughout Europe.