March 18, 2013

New pope means new business for recession-weary Rome

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Pope Francis postcards are being sold in Rome days after the Argentine cardinal was selected by the Collage of Cardinals. RNS photo by David Gibson

Pope Francis postcards are being sold in Rome days after the Argentine cardinal was selected by the Collage of Cardinals. RNS photo by David Gibson

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) Just minutes after Pope Francis finished introducing himself to the crowd in St. Peter's Square on March 13, a woman perusing the shelves of a tourist shop just outside the squared asked the storekeeper, ``When will you have souvenirs of the new pope?''