Church rules confessional can't be turned into sauna
Vienna's archdiocese stepped in after a confessional was listed on auction site eBay, with a description that suggested it could be turned into a sauna.
Ban: Vienna's archdiocese stepped in to prevent a confessional being turned into a sauna (Picture: Alamy)
Catholics may sweat in the confessional when they admit things they shouldn’t have done. But Vienna’s archdiocese has ruled that the small booth cannot be turned into a sauna.
Bidding on eBay on a confessional at a church undergoing renovation – described on the site as ideal for conversion into a one-person sauna or a small bar or a children's playhouse – was stopped when the archdiocese stepped in.
Spokesman Erich Leitenberger said that auctioning 'objects that were used for dispensing the sacraments is not acceptable.'
Confessionals 'should not be converted into saunas or bars,' he was quoted Tuesday as saying.
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