Pope Francis merchandise: Let the craze begin
From a Pope Francis bobble-head to faith-based merchandise, the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) launched its official retail website featuring over 200 items.
Residents will be able to acquire pieces for as low as $5, for instance, for a laminated prayer card or lithographs showing the Pope in the Parkway, to pricier and bigger items such as a Pope Francis life-size 69-inch standee.
According to the WMOF website, a portion of each purchase will benefit the Congress and the papal visit in September.
Products range from traditional branded merchandise including t-shirts, knit scarves, keychains, and coffee mugs, to faith-based merchandise, including rosaries, holy medals and pectoral crosses.
A full array is now available for purchase at shop.worldmeeting2015.org, with new products being added in the coming weeks. Additional products will also be available at select retail locations inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center (September 22 - 25) and on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway (September 26 - 27) during the week of the 2015 Congress and Papal Visit.