Would you jump at the opportunity of having Pope Francis in your living room? Whether it be a bobble-head or a life-sized cutout, here’s your chance.
The official retail website for the World Meeting of Families went live Wednesday, July 1, featuring more than 200 products for purchase commemorating the World Meeting and the visit of Pope Francis, which will be held in Philadelphia Sept. 22-27.
Products include T-shirts, knit scarves, key chains and coffee mugs, to Pope Francis-themed merchandise as well as rosaries, holy medals and crosses. New products will be added in the coming weeks.
The launch of the official website follows the announcement of the papal itinerary detailing the pope’s visit to Philadelphia, New York and Washington, D.C., this September.
“In less than three months, Philadelphia will welcome visitors from around the globe to share in this once-in-a lifetime experience,” said Lizanne Pando, director of marketing and communications of the World Meeting. ” We are delighted to offer such outstanding commemorative memorabilia as tangible reminders of these historic events.”
Additional products will also be available for purchase inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center where the families congress will be held Sept. 22-25 and on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Sept. 26–27 during the papal visit.
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