Pope shake to be sold to fund World Meeting of Families and Papal Visit


A papal representative is in Philadelphia to promote this fall’s World Meeting of Families. He went to a unique promotional event ahead of Pope Francis coming to town.

This may sound like a revival of Fr. Guido Sarducci’s skit on Saturday Night Live when he unveiled his “Find the Pope in the Pizza” contest, but the World Meeting of Families has unveiled an official #PopeinPhilly Milkshake.  

Fifty cents from each $3 shake, featuring vanilla ice cream and shortbread cookies will go to benefit the pope’s visit and the World Meeting of Families costs.  

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for the Family tasted the shake and says he thinks Pope Francis would approve.

“I will speak about this with him and surely I will prepare him to taste something of this when he will arrive to Philadelphia,” Paglia said at an event at the Potbelly sandwich shop.

World Meeting of Families organizers say they have raised two thirds of the $45 million they need to pay expenses related to the papal visit in September.

The shakes go on sale April 1, no fooling.

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