Designer sale brings financial blessing to Vatican shoppers

Crowds are flocking to the Vatican, not to get a papal blessing or see the Sistine Chapel, but to snap up bargains at the winter sale at the Holy See's department store. As Rome's post-Christmas sale season gets under way, the Vatican store is offering some of the biggest savings in town on televisions, jewellery, designer handbags and clothing. But it is also the most exclusive event - it helps to know a cardinal to get in.

Designer sale brings financial blessing to Vatican shoppers