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Ghirelli Unveils the Official Pope Francis Rosary

8/5/2013 - 12:08 PM PST

Catholic PRWire

CMN Show attendees get first look at rosary designed at the Vatican's request

Chicago, IL (August 5, 2013) - During the 2013 Catholic Marketing Network Show taking place August 6-9 in Somerset, NJ, Ghirelli Srl joyously invites all attendees to visit Booth #128 to view their latest collection of beautiful, hand-crafted rosaries -- including the official Pope Francis Rosary.

The Pope Francis Rosary was created by Ghirelli in Italy especially for the Holy Father in response to a request that came directly from the Vatican -- a commission that Alessandro Ghirelli, founder of Ghirelli feels blessed to have received through the grace of Divine Providence. "The Vatican asked for a design which was simple and straightforward, and consistent with the style of our beloved Holy Father," said Alessandro.

Ghirelli has long been associated with Vatican and papal rosary projects. In 1992 they were asked to manufacture the rosary the Vatican designed especially for Blessed Pope John Paul II to hand out to individuals during his apostolic journeys and papal audiences. Later, at the beginning of the papacy of Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, the Holy See asked Ghirelli for further involvement, requesting them to design the entire rosary as well as produce them. And this tradition continues with Pope Francis.

Attendees who visit Ghirelli Booth #128 during the CMN Show will see three differing versions of the official Pope Francis Rosary: one with beads made of coconut wood, a version with pearlized glass and one that utilizes imitation mother of pearl. These rosaries are the same ones His Holiness presented as gifts to the Catholic faithful he met during the recent World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janiero.

"It was with strong emotion we watched the Pope at World Youth Day in Rio, donating our rosaries to the pilgrims during that historical gathering," said Alessandro. "We consider it a grace and a responsibility to serve the Holy Father and the Church, and we try to do it with all our love and passion for the rosary."

A retail version inspired by the original Pope Francis Rosary will be available for CMN Show attendees and other Catholic retailers to purchase and offer to their own customers. These beautiful versions incorporate the original papal crest and coat of arms of Pope Francis, as well as a photo taken of Pope Francis, which is used with permission from L' Osservatore RomanoŠ, the official newspaper of the Holy See.

"We are excited to participate at this year's CMN Show and to unveil The Pope Francis Rosary for the first time in the U.S.," said Alessandro. "This rosary, which I believe will be an immensely popular item for our retail partners, is a small testament to the overwhelming affection already felt by so many for Pope Francis."

About Ghirelli Srl
Ghirelli Srl has been in business for more than 25 years. Every Ghirelli rosary is conceived, designed and created entirely in Italy -- thus preserving its independence and philosophy -- and remaining true to their native Italian style and elegance.

Ghirelli is the official rosary designer of the collections found at the Vatican Museums, the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, and the International Shrine of Fatima, among other well known Catholic destinations. Ghirelli also received prestigious recognition from SwarovskiŽ, who put their collections on display at the Swarovski Creative Center in Milan, in honor of their innovative designs.

At Ghirelli the rosary is not merely an object but a creative act, conceived as a useful aid in meditation and prayer. For more information, please call Dino Piccinini, Sales & Marketing, Ghirelli Rosaries USA, at 419-708-6352.


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Dino Piccinini - ,  419-708-6352


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