To coincide with the last day of Pope Benedict XVI as pontiff, the Philatelic and Numismatic Office of the Vatican City released an official envelope for 2013.
This 230 x 110mm envelope features a view of St. Peter's Square from a photo by Biagio Tamarazzo. A 2 euro stamp bearing the portrait of H.H. Benedict XVi by artist Mariangela Crisciotti is printed on the upper right of the postal stationary. A total of 20,000 pcs were printed by Tipografia Vaticana.