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McDonald's opens its Vatican City location

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#1 Rail Paul

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 11:18 PM

Thirty thousand Euro in monthly rent, just a few meters from St Peter's basilica.  The leasing decision infuriated several older cardinali who live upstairs. They were not consulted. The horror of it all.




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Posted 03 January 2017 - 12:25 AM

65$ per square foot per year? Seems like a good deal...
I didn't tip at Per Se either.

#3 Josh Karpf

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 03:13 AM

"Cardinal Elio Sgreccia . . . told La Repubblica that no price is high enough to justify the 'disgrace' of selling 'unhealthy' food 'that I would never eat' in such a place. 'I repeat, selling mega-sandwiches in Borgo Pio is a disgrace,' he said. The rent money could better be used to help 'the area's needy ... and suffering, as the Holy Father teaches,' he said" (NBC News).
Au contraire, il mio cardinale. The Eternal City's scarcity of restrooms more than justifies a Mickey D's to help the area's suffering.