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Vatican buys building which houses gay sauna

Posted in: International News
By GayNZ.com Daily News staff - 12th March 2013

As the papal conclave looms, it’s been revealed the Holy See has bought multi-million dollar share of a Rome apartment block that is home to Europe’s biggest gay sauna.

There are 19 Vatican apartments in the block, which also houses Europa Multiclub.

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The sauna's wesbite

The sauna’s website promotes one of its special bear nights, with a video in which a bear strips down before changing into a priest’s outfit. It says Bruno, “a hairy, overweight pastor of souls, is free to the music of his clergyman, remaining in a thong, because he wants to expose body and soul”.

The 76-year-old Cardinal Ivan Dias, the head of the Congregation for Evangelisation of Peoples, known as the “prince of the church” enjoys a 12-room apartment on the first-floor of the complex, not far from the sauna’s entrance.

It comes as the Vatican is still reeling from allegations that Benedict XVI quit in reaction to the presence of a gay underground network.


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