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The Vatican Dropped $30 Million On Europe’s Biggest Gay Bathhouse

Screen Shot 2013-03-11 at 11.41.12 PMThe Vatican jspent $30 million for part of a Rome apartment complex that has all the amenities: washer-dryer, tennis courts, the continent’s largest gay sauna.

Yup, according to The Independent, the Holy See dropped some major duckets on units in Via Carducci, steps away from the hedonistic delights of the cavernous Europa Multiclub— including a 12-room apartment for Cardinal Ivan Dias of India, who will be among those picking the next Pope.

It is not known, however, if the former archbishop of Bombay has popped downstairs to give spiritual guidance to the clients of the Europa Multiclub, given his belief that gays and lesbians can be cured of their “unnatural tendencies” through the “sacrament of penance.”

The sauna’s website promotes one of its special “bear nights,” with a video in which a rotund, hairy man 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.”

A statement on the Euro Multiclub’ site claims it welcomes “each and everyone of you to exercise you rights to be yourself and live your unique and extraordinary life to the fullest.” How incredibly un-Catholic!

As The New Civil Rights Movement points out, though, this isn’t the Church’s first swim in unholy waters: It owns a $2.3-billion Germany publisher that sells thousands of dirty books with titles like Fuckable and Lawyer’s Whore.

Well you need something to read while waiting for someone to cruise your little cubby.

Photo: Europa Multiclub

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Mar 12, 2013
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  • 6 Comments
    • Fidelio
      Fidelio

      It’s hard to focus on the article with all the typos and grammar errors.

      Mar 12, 2013 at 9:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daggerman
      Daggerman

      …this whole Catholic church thing is really winding me up. Because it firstly
      promotes and acts so sanctimonious and puritanically especially telling you how homosexuality is a sin and an abomination. But then immediately behind closed doors
      commits pedophilia and other lurid acts.
      Maybe it’s time for bombs to be planted under the Vatican instead of Muslim market places to prove the immense vile, and disgusting hypocrisy it has to offer…though sadly I think it will not happen in my lifetime…?

      Mar 12, 2013 at 9:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo
      2eo

      @Daggerman: I’d love for them to go to war with each other instead of using and sacrificing honest human beings in their proxy wars. I’d love some imams and priests to blow themselves to bits. The more the better for the world as a whole.

      It’s the innocents suffering that is most sad of all, and how these people let them die for their beliefs.

      Mar 12, 2013 at 4:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Snapper59
      Snapper59

      Europe’s Biggest Gay Bathhouse is in Rome? Yeah, I’ve seen this article on about a dozen different sites today and yet when you do searches of the most popular and largest gay saunas in Europe it isn’t even listed. It is arguably the largest in Italy. Period. But there are much bigger ones in other European countries, Germany for one.

      Mar 12, 2013 at 9:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David Gervais
      David Gervais

      C’mon… they’re not even trying to cover things up anymore.

      Mar 12, 2013 at 9:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chad Hunt
      Chad Hunt

      This gives the title, “towel boy” a whole new meaning.

      Mar 14, 2013 at 7:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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