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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