Pope Francis’ US Visit Celebrated by Release of Visitation Cross

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Cross Made of Bethlehem Olive Wood, Soil from Grounds of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and Sand from the Sea of Galilee

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The Visitation Cross is meant as a keepsake from his visit and the hope that he brings to the world.

In celebration of the first visit of Pope Francis to the United States, a limited time offer Visitation Cross has been released. The leader of the Catholic Church will be arriving in Washington, D.C. on September 22, 2015 and will visit New York City and Philadelphia before returning to Europe on September 27, 2015.

The Visitation Cross is composed of centuries old, hand carved olive wood harvested from Bethlehem. It is embedded with compressed soil from the grounds of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and sand from the Sea of Galilee. The necklace is also adorned with three olive wood beads, which are meant to symbolize the Holy Trinity of the Catholic Church. The cross is available for purchase at VistitationCross.com for $19.99 plus process and handling and is accompanied by an embossed portrait of the Argentinian-born leader of the Catholic Church and a certificate of authenticity.

“The coming of Pope Francis to spread his message of love and peace represents a historical time for America and the Catholic Church,” said William Patrick McAlister, creator of the Visitation Cross. “The Visitation Cross is meant as a keepsake from his visit and the hope that he brings to the world. It is a perfect expression of our faith.”

The Pope’s trip will be filled with a number of public appearances, including performing mass at Madison Square Garden in New York City and attending the World Meeting of Families.

To purchase the Visitation Cross, please visit: http://www.VisitationCross.com

About Visitation Cross

The Visitation Cross was created to celebrate the very first visit of Pope Francis to the United States. The necklace is composed of centuries old, hand carved olive wood harvested from Bethlehem and is embedded with compressed soil from the grounds of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and sand from the Sea of Galilee. When consumers purchase the Visitation Cross, they also receive an embossed original portrait of Pope Francis and certificate of authenticity. To learn more, please visit: VisitationCross.com.

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