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The best selling religious articles in Rome

2009-07-30

You can find everything in the crowded stores around Saint Peter’s. There’s even a ranking of the top-selling souvenirs that includes post cards and hats. Without a doubt, rosaries fly off the shelters. Although there are rosaries of all types and sizes, the best seller is the rose petal scented rosary.

Stefano Comandini
Owner of the store religious Comandini

“The scented rosary is a rosary made of rose petals pressed balls with a lasting scent. This is a very well- liked article.”

With the start of Year for Priests, new articles have made it to the best-selling list of religious mementos.

For example, these small briefcases have become a favorite among priests. They include all the necessary items to properly celebrate a dignified mass.

Stefano Comandini
Owner of religious article store

“Many people come to buy gifts for their parish priests, like bags that include everything to celebrate Mass in the countryside or anywhere.”

The most beloved priest in recent memory is  John Paul II. His strength and his memory are still represented in the gifts that feature his image.

Stefano Comandini
Owner of the store religious Comandini

“Tourists ask for his medallions, images, postcards and photographs."

Rose petal rosaries, keepsakes of John Paul II and special gifts for the Year for Priest are the popular gifts that tourists take home to different corners of the world to remember their visit to the Eternal City.

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