Philly Has No Chill by Selling All This Cheesy Pope Merchandise


What do Americans love more than capitalism? Global figures, of course, and Philadelphia is not immune. Pope Francis’s September visit has set off a firestorm in the City of Brotherly Love with independent retailers clambering to create Pope inspired merchandise that will make you open your wallet and throw them your money. You can get anything you ever hoped would have the Holiness’s likeness. Really. Check out some of the things Philadelphians have made to commemorate the Pope’s visit.

You can get anything with the Pope’s face on it.

I would say Philadelphia is ready for the pope … #pope #papalvisitph #philadelphia #popefrancisph #popemerch

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Coffee mugs, plush dolls, t-shirts, you name it. Pope Francis is all the rage in the City of Brotherly Love this season.

Like, everything…

Seriously enjoying this #windowdisplay at #openhouse #philly #popeparty #phillypope

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“I Mitre Pope Francis”???

Capitalism of Socialism #PopeMerch #MadeInChina #PopeFrancis

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Philly sure knows how to make someone feel special and welcomed!

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Your favorite brands are now Pope-d out.

Gotta. Bless. ‘Em. All.

Pope Francis, I chose you! Shop link in bio! #philly #popisdope #popeisdope #popeisdopephilly #pokemon #pope #popefrancis

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Wait, what?

Jurassic as in old-school Catholic ways or a play on the Holiness’s age?

If you want something a little more Philly, they’ve got that too.

Because all Philly cheese steak sandwiches are created equally.

Can’t forget those Philly-based TV classics:

So true! #popeisdopephilly #popenado #popeinphilly #alwayssunny

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Have these people even seen It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia?

Even gays can get in on the fun.

"Who am I to judge?" -Pope Francis #popeisdopephilly #popeadelphia #popeinphilly #lgbtq #pride #pope

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Yes. The Pope has no problem with the LGBTQ community.

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Some people have even made the Pope edible.

There’s an actual toaster that burns the pope’s likeness onto your bread. Giving your toast the miracle twist your morning deserves.

Or maybe you’d prefer the Pope to be a bit…cheesy. ?

That’s cute and all but what about an Argentine cheese: something like Queso Cremoso?

At least you have this beauty to wash it down.

A #PopeBotPhilly Milkshake! I'm honored!!

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Even your pup can show his love for Papa Francisco!

¡Qué precioso! ?

Basically, if you find yourself in Philadelphia next month, there will be plenty of merchandise to remember the Pope’s visit for years to come.

Would you buy any of the Pope merchandise? mitú wants to know. Tell us in the comments below.

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