... the Holy See purchased 20 shares of an apartment building housing Europe’s largest gay sauna. The mega-spa Europa Multiclub boasts of king Turkish baths, Finnish saunas, waterfalls, whirlpools and many other amenities. It’s website describes a “comfortable world … created by males and for males only.”
Senior Cardinal Ivan Dias lives in a 12-room apartment one floor above the club, known for hosting “bear nights,” in which “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 Independent says. Dias probably won’t be in attendance, given his public attacks against the LGBT community. The Indian cardinal believes gays and lesbians can be cured of their “unnatural tendencies” through the “sacrament of penance.”
The Vatican reportedly paid €20 million ($26,020,000) for its share of the Rome apartment block in 2008. The Independent reports the Church avoided paying taxes on the properties, listing them as part of the Holy City,...