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'Pope in Philly' shortbread milkshake picked for fundraiser for pope visit, families meeting

  • Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia lifts a milkshake during a news conference to pick a milkshake for the upcoming World Meeting of Families, Monday, March 9, 2015, at a Potbelly Sandwich Shop in Philadelphia. Paglia met with about a dozen students at the shop in downtown Philadelphia to pick the milkshake that would benefit planning efforts for September’s event. Paglia, the president of the council in charge of the event, settled on the flavor “#PopeInPhilly.”  Pope Francis will attend the closing event Sept. 26 of the world meeting. The next day he’ll celebrate an outdoor Mass.  Fifty cents from every shake sold at three locations will benefit planning for the events.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia lifts a milkshake during a news conference to pick a milkshake for the upcoming World Meeting of Families, Monday, March 9, 2015, at a Potbelly Sandwich Shop in Philadelphia. Paglia met with about a dozen students at the shop in downtown Philadelphia to pick the milkshake that would benefit planning efforts for September’s event. Paglia, the president of the council in charge of the event, settled on the flavor “#PopeInPhilly.” Pope Francis will attend the closing event Sept. 26 of the world meeting. The next day he’ll celebrate an outdoor Mass. Fifty cents from every shake sold at three locations will benefit planning for the events. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)  (The Associated Press)

  • Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia embraces students before sampling milkshakes during a news conference to pick a milkshake for the upcoming World Meeting of Families, Monday, March 9, 2015, at a Potbelly Sandwich Shop in Philadelphia. Paglia met with about a dozen students at the shop in downtown Philadelphia to pick the milkshake that would benefit planning efforts for September’s event. Paglia, the president of the council in charge of the event, settled on the flavor “#PopeInPhilly.”  Pope Francis will attend the closing event Sept. 26 of the world meeting. The next day he’ll celebrate an outdoor Mass.   Fifty cents from every shake sold at three locations will benefit planning for the events.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia embraces students before sampling milkshakes during a news conference to pick a milkshake for the upcoming World Meeting of Families, Monday, March 9, 2015, at a Potbelly Sandwich Shop in Philadelphia. Paglia met with about a dozen students at the shop in downtown Philadelphia to pick the milkshake that would benefit planning efforts for September’s event. Paglia, the president of the council in charge of the event, settled on the flavor “#PopeInPhilly.” Pope Francis will attend the closing event Sept. 26 of the world meeting. The next day he’ll celebrate an outdoor Mass. Fifty cents from every shake sold at three locations will benefit planning for the events. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)  (The Associated Press)

  • Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia samples a milkshake during a news conference to pick a milkshake for the upcoming World Meeting of Families, Monday, March 9, 2015, at a Potbelly Sandwich Shop in Philadelphia. Paglia met with about a dozen students at the shop in downtown Philadelphia to pick the milkshake that would benefit planning efforts for September’s event. Paglia, the president of the council in charge of the event, settled on the flavor “#PopeInPhilly.”  Pope Francis will attend the closing event Sept. 26 of the world meeting. The next day he’ll celebrate an outdoor Mass.  Fifty cents from every shake sold at three locations will benefit planning for the events.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia samples a milkshake during a news conference to pick a milkshake for the upcoming World Meeting of Families, Monday, March 9, 2015, at a Potbelly Sandwich Shop in Philadelphia. Paglia met with about a dozen students at the shop in downtown Philadelphia to pick the milkshake that would benefit planning efforts for September’s event. Paglia, the president of the council in charge of the event, settled on the flavor “#PopeInPhilly.” Pope Francis will attend the closing event Sept. 26 of the world meeting. The next day he’ll celebrate an outdoor Mass. Fifty cents from every shake sold at three locations will benefit planning for the events. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)  (The Associated Press)

The Vatican has given its blessing to a shortbread milkshake.

Part of the proceeds from sales of "#PopeinPhilly" milkshakes will benefit a world gathering of Catholic families and the pope's visit to Philadelphia in the fall.

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia picked the winning flavor from three choices during a visit Monday to a Potbelly Sandwich Shop. The president of the Vatican department that organizes the world meetings, Paglia got help from a dozen Catholic school students.

The shake features a blend of vanilla ice cream and shortbread cookies.

Pope Francis will attend the closing event of the world meeting on Sept. 26. The next day he'll celebrate an outdoor Mass.

Fifty cents from every shake sold at three locations in Philadelphia will benefit planning for the events.

The pope also will visit New York and Washington, D.C.