Photo of abandoned McDonald Cup found outside Holy See Press Office taken by ZENIT's Deborah Castellano Lubov

Controversial McDonalds Steps From Vatican Offers Homeless Meals

“Lunch Boxes” to Be Distributed Will Include Double Cheeseburger, Fresh Apple Slices and Bottle of Mineral Water

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Thousands of free meals will be provided to the homeless by the controversial McDonald’s fast-food restaurant that has opened in Borgo Pio, steps away from St.Peter’s Square.
After months of protest from locals and prelates, the chain opened in a building almost across from the Vatican’s Sant’Anna Gate.
Regardless of any disputes, the chain, along with the collaboration of the non-profit ‘Medicina Solidale’ is offering those without homes in the streets around St. Peter’s Basilica meals.
Starting next week, the distributions will take place every Monday at lunchtime, and the “lunch boxes” will include a double cheeseburger, fresh apple slices and a bottle of mineral water.
Over the past year, ‘Medicina Solidale’ has been working with the Papal Almoner, to help the local homeless community with health-related necessities.
The charity’s volunteers and workers are those who will be charged with distributing the McDonald’s meals around the Vatican.

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