'McVatican' Opens, Expected Controversy Follows
Things just got easier for the Pope to dash out and grab a McFlurry.
The newest McDonald’s in Italy is also the most controversial. Not only does it occupy the bottom floor of a Vatican-owned building, it’s literally around the corner from St Peter’s Square.
McDonalds around corner from St Peter's sq, open for business in Vatican-owned building, despite resident protests pic.twitter.com/MW6JYVNNrJ— Sylvia Poggioli (@spoggioli1) December 31, 2016
Macca’s did not announce last week’s opening, nor was it reported in the official Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano.
One cardinal reportedly called the church’s move to rent the space to the since-nick-named ‘McVatican’ as “aberrant” and “a perversion”, but it seemed apparent that the $30,000-a-month rent was enough to overcome such sentiment.