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On sale soon: Souvenirs for pope's visit to Philadelphia

Written by The Associated Press | Jun 1, 2015 2:08 PM
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(Philadelphia) -- It will be hard to forget Pope Francis' first trip to the U.S., especially in Philadelphia.

Officials gave a peek at some of the souvenirs that will be available online starting in late June. More than 200 items will be offered, with prices starting at $5.

The pontiff plans to visit Philadelphia in September for the World Meeting of Families. It's an international gathering for Catholics focused on strengthening family bonds.

Many of the keepsakes - like T-shirts, keychains and tote bags - will be branded with the World Meeting logo. But merchandise will also feature images of Francis, and will include faith-based items like rosaries and holy medals.

The products will be distributed by Aramark, a food and facilities management company based in Philadelphia.

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