Prayer Card Makers Rush To Market After Pope Francis Named As New Catholic Leader
The moment Pope Francis I stepped out onto the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican on Wednesday, vendors of all things papal went into overdrive to manufacture prayer cards, keychains, mugs, t-shirts and other pope-related souvenirs. ... read more.
Ohio Catholic Art Company Ready to Mass Produce New Pope Memorabilia
As the world waits for 115 Cardinals to confirm a date for the conclave that will result in the election of the successor to Pope Benedict XVI, artisans at a Steubenville, Ohio, gift shop prepare to meet the demand for products featuring the newly-elected pontiff. ... read more.
Praying, preparing for decision on new pope
STEUBENVILLE - Mark Nelson is praying and preparing for a new pope for the 1.2 billion member Catholic Church.
"On the personal side I feel the need for prayer for the cardinals as they go into their conclave. Their election of a new pope will have a massive impact on the Catholic Church in our modern world. And, the new pope will have an influence on the implementation of evangelical Catholicism. Choosing a new pope will be key for the Catholic Church," stated the owner of Nelson Fine Art and Gifts located on Lincoln Avenue. ...read more. here!
Catholic manufacturer ready with new pope memorabilia
Commemorative tchotchkes will be ready not long after we hear "Habemus Papam" from the balcony overlooking St. Peter's Square. Until then, Pope Benedict XVI merchandise must go. ...read more