Pope John Paul II Honored By Israel First Day Cover
Front: White envelope. Upper right has large stamp with red background with photo of Pope John Paul II in white putting message in Western Wall. Next to it is black circular handstamp with Hebrew and English. Top left has a small deer and a sextagonal hand stamp noting Day of Issue. Bottom left has Hebrew and English writing in red over an olive branch. The Pope's message reads: God of our fathers, You chose Abraham and his descendants to bring your Name to the Nations: we are deeply saddened by the behaviour of those who in the course of history have caused these children of yours to suffe[r], and asking your forgiveness we wish to commit ourselves to genuine brotherhood with the people of the Covenant.