Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Vatican sanctions "Papal Teddy Bear" outfit

"Build a Bear" for the Pope March 25, 2008:

The Build-A-Bear Workshop chain has pumped out a new bear complete with a special edition T-shirt honoring the Pope's visit to the United States.

The Vatican has sanctioned the T-shirt for the adorable, stuffed animals but only for stores in Washington, DC and on

The shirts cost $6 online.

For the entire Build-A-Bear "Pope" experience you'll have to visit Washington. A company representative says they're trying to work with the Vatican to allow the bears to be sold in stores in New York and other areas.