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Philadelphia’s Aramark to Serve as Official Merchandise Provider for World Meeting of Families

World Meeting of Families Pope Francis Doll
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Looking for Pope gear? Philadelphia-based Aramark will serve as the official retail provider of event merchandise for the World Meeting of Families and Papal visit later this year.

Officials announced the partnership during a news conference midday Monday.

Some of the event merchandise unveiled Monday included T-shirts, hats and religious-based merchandise such rosaries and pectoral crosses. In total, Aramark will begin offering more than 200 different items of merchandise starting later this month, said WMOF organizers.

"Through the beautiful souvenirs and special mementos that Aramark will produce, individuals from across the country and around the world can cherish the wonderful memories made during this event for years to come," said World Meeting of Families executive director Donna Crilley Farrell.

Pope Francis will be attendance during September's World Meeting of Families.

"We look forward to creating a special retail experience that helps the millions of faithful in attendance, and all around the world, commemorate Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia," said Aramark president and CEO Eric Foss.

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