I kid you not. Recall that they covered up the rape of children because of fear of “scandal”. But right in the same building as the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples is the Europa Multiclub – not just any bathhouse, but the alleged Number One in Italy! The Beeb has some fun with a future event:
Also on offer are “bear parties”, which are advertised on its website with a video of a man stripping down before donning clerical attire. 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”, the website says.
But they seem a rather responsible joint from this page. And the club’s statement helps unpack why the Vatican would not be that uncomfortable sharing a building (which the Vatican bought for $26 million):
Behind this door an exciting, funny and comfortable world is waiting for you… A place created by males and for males only.
Let the Conclave begin! And after that, we can all go and “evangelize some peoples”.