Vatican City: buy a silver coin, help Ukraine

03 June, 09:30
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The Vatican has prepared a special coin, the profit from the sale of which is intended to help the Ukrainian people. A silver coin can be purchased for 50 euros.

The Vatican governorate of philately and numismatics announced on its page that all profits from the sale of coins will be intended to help Ukraine.

A silver coin can be purchased for 50 euros.

The pattern with the inscription "МИР - PAX" represents a mother with two children fleeing from the bombing. One child holds a suitcase in his hands, the second – a soft toy, reports CMC citing Breitbart.

As designed by the coin creators, Orietta Rossi and Danielle Longo, this image is a kind of call to silence the roar of weapons and a reminder of the duty of hospitality and solidarity.

On the reverse of the coin, we see a dove with an olive branch, under it is Francis' papal coat of arms. Above the dove is an excerpt of a prayer that the pope read on March 15, 2022, during a general audience: "Lord Jesus, who was born under the bombing of Kyiv, have mercy on us. Lord Jesus, who died in the arms of his mother in the shelter of Kharkiv, have mercy on us."