DAILY CATHOLIC     MONDAY     January 11, 1999     vol. 10, no. 6

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MEXICAN POTATO CHIPS RAISE FUNDS FOR PAPAL VISIT

          MEXICO CITY (CWNews.com) - The Archdiocese of Mexico City has turned to a local potato chip company to help raise funds for Pope John Paul's visit to the country this month by asking them to release special commemorative editions of their potato chip bags.

          The bags of Sabritas chips feature photographs of the Holy Father or Our Lady of Guadalupe, and for two pesos (about 20 US cents) consumers can buy a special album to hold the whole collection of 10 pictures. They hope to raise about $1.8 million which cover the expected costs of the visit.

          Spokesman Hector Fernandez assured the faithful that "the Holy Father will not be linked to the advertising campaign nor will he go out dressed as a potato." In Spanish, the word for pope and potato is the same: papa.


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January 11, 1999       volume 10, no. 6
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