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Spanish vending machine provides religious consolation02:03

Spanish vending machine provides religious consolation

Spain, Linares
August 5, 2019 at 20:55 GMT +00:00 · Published

A vending machine selling religious artefacts has been installed in a parking lot next to the town hall in Linares, Spain.

Rafael Calzado, the owner of the vending machine and the parking lot where it is located, said on Monday that "the impact it is having on people is mostly out of curiosity. It is selling, but mostly out of the curiosity they have, having heard about it in the news."

The vending machine offers a Holy Child artefact, as well as icons of Our Lady of Cabeza, Pope Francis and many others, while payments can reportedly be made cash as well as by card.

Items range in price from €3-21 ($3.36-24), according to reports.

"I think it is a very good initiative because people who come from outside, or even from the same town, do not have to wait for anyone to come and sell figures to take it as a souvenir, they can come and buy it themselves," a purchaser said.

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A vending machine selling religious artefacts has been installed in a parking lot next to the town hall in Linares, Spain.

Rafael Calzado, the owner of the vending machine and the parking lot where it is located, said on Monday that "the impact it is having on people is mostly out of curiosity. It is selling, but mostly out of the curiosity they have, having heard about it in the news."

The vending machine offers a Holy Child artefact, as well as icons of Our Lady of Cabeza, Pope Francis and many others, while payments can reportedly be made cash as well as by card.

Items range in price from €3-21 ($3.36-24), according to reports.

"I think it is a very good initiative because people who come from outside, or even from the same town, do not have to wait for anyone to come and sell figures to take it as a souvenir, they can come and buy it themselves," a purchaser said.

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