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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Oh, Dem Golden Arches

Fisk Jubilee Singers     (Public Domain)
What a difference a century can make!  In the 1900s, the spiritual “Oh, Dem Golden Slippers” was all the rage.  In today’s world, it seems that Golden Arches are far more important.

So much so, that McDonald’s will soon be rising next to St. Peter’s Square in Rome…  These soon-to-be Golden Arches are set to “bring 30,000 euros ($33,000) a month into the Vatican’s coffers.”

Not everyone is laughing at Ronald’s upcoming antics.  Feeling that this would mar the architectural beauty of the square, “one angry cardinal has even written a letter to Pope Francis urging him to intervene.”  Overcrowding has been another major concern.

Nevertheless, the cardinal in charge of ASPA (the Vatican’s real-estate branch) has asserted:  I don’t see the scandal.

Copyright October 22, 2016 by Linda Van Slyke   All Rights Reserved

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