Holy Merchandizing: Papal Souvenirs in High Demand

Image:As Pope Francis visited the Northeast last week — some people were cashing in on the demand for papal merchandise. You can now buy anything ranging from a set of commemorative wine glasses to a a 10-inch, plush doll in the pope’s likeness. Philadelphia-based vending services company Aramark set up a pop-up shop in the city in partnership with the World Meeting of Families. The shop, opened to sell official pope merchandise, sold over 2,000 dolls, most of them in the last 2 weeks since the store opened.

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