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The Vatican has purchased a $31 million share of the Rome apartment block that houses Europe’s biggest gay sauna.
One day ahead of the papal conclave in Rome, The Independent
has revealed that the scandal hit Holy See
has purchased a $31 million share of the Rome apartment block that houses Europe's biggest gay sauna.
It's a move that has left a sea of red faces to match the red capes of the horrified cardinals. But Cardinal Ivan Dias, the head of the Congregation for Evangelization of Peoples, who is due to participate in today's election at the Sistine Chapel, may be blushing more than most.
According to the Independent, the 76-year-old 'prince of the church
' enjoys a 12-room apartment on the first-floor of his magnificent palazzo, located at 2 Via Carducci, just yards from the ground floor entrance to the gay bath house and sauna.
There are 18 other Vatican apartments in the block, many of which house priests
, the Independent reports.