South Philly shop puts a punny twist on Pope-phernalia

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(From left) Eric Kenney, Zak Parsons, Ralph Stollenwerk, and Eric Hinkley of Awesome Dudes screen print shop in South Philadelphia at 6th and Reed streets.

Ralph Stollenwerk, owner of Awesome Dudes Printing (1338 S. 6th St.) in South Philly, has created a special, makeshift “Pope-up Shop” just in time for His Holiness’ arrival.

It features hilariously sacrilegious stuff to wear and/or drink out of, like T-shirts and koozies baring, “Wiz Wit Cheezus Do? Popeadelphia 2015” and “The Pope came to Philly and all I got was drunk.”

Day 2 of the @awesome_dudes_printing Pope-Up Shop. We'll be set up out front of 6th and Reed from 10-6 til Friday. Come get some stuff to wear and/or drink out of. #printordie #popefrancis #philadelphia #popeadelphia

A photo posted by Ralph Stollenwerk (@pinkbikeralph) on Sep 22, 2015 at 11:27am PDT

Bless it ~Holy Water koozies & Wiz Wit shirts now available on fourfingerpress.com #wwcd #wizwit #nossteaks #coldbeers #fourfingerpress

A photo posted by @get1ll on Sep 13, 2015 at 11:14am PDT

“Just trying to bring some humor about this mess the Pope is causing in the city,” joked Stollenwerk.

They’re setup for sales today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until this Friday.

T-shirts are $10. Koozies are $3 or two for $5.

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