Anti-gay Cardinal sleeping above the biggest gay sauna in Europe

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, March 11, 2013 22:23 EDT
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An apartment building in Rome currently occupied by Cardinal Ivan Dias is also home to the biggest gay sauna in Europe.

The Italian newspaper La Repubblica reported that Cardinal Ivan Dias is living just one floor above the Europa Multiclub Sauna and Gym, which contains a king Turkish bath, Finnish sauna, giant whirlpool, waterfall whirlpool and other attractions for its gay patrons.

The socially-conservative Cardinal, who previously served as Archbishop of Bombay, has described homosexuality as an “unnatural tendency” and a disease of the soul.

The Vatican purchased about 20 apartments in the building in 2008. Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone is said to be behind the purchase.

The Cardinals have gathered in Rome to attend the conclave that will elect the next Pope, which begins Tuesday.

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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