It sounds like something out of Father Ted: a renowned monastery in
Rome where monks staged concerts featuring a lap-dancer-turned-nun and
opened a hotel with a 24-hour limousine service has been shut down by
As part of Benedict XVI's crackdown on "loose living"
within the Catholic church, 20 or so Cistercian monks are now being
evicted from the monastery at the basilica of Santa Croce in
Gerusalemme, which hosts some of the church's holiest relics.
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