Vatican City, Oct 18, 2016 / 08:27 am
The decision to open a McDonald's restaurant inside a Vatican property just around the corner from St. Peter's Square has been met with harsh criticism from cardinals who live in the building.
But the man in charge of rolling out the project says the plan is moving forward despite disagreement.
Dubbed by some as "McVatican," the new restaurant will be located in a Vatican property on the intersection of Rome's Via del Mascherino and Via Borgo Pio, literally around the corner from the Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica.
After having received numerous requests from different companies to move into the empty space, the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See (APSA), which oversees the Vatican's assets, decided to rent it to McDonald's for 30,000 euros a month.