Drug-fuelled gay orgy at Cardinal's home in Vatican City

ANOTHER scandal has rocked Vatican City as a drug-fuelled gay orgy hosted by the secretary of an important cardinal was broken up by police.

Italian Media reports the apartment, which belonged to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, was raided last month during a party and police found a number of men were under the influence of drugs.

The apartment where the lewd evening took place, was once home to former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who later was elected Pope.

According to Il Fatto Quotidiano, the apartment now belongs to the secretary of Cardinal Franceso Coccopalmerio, who was set to a detox in secrecy following the raucous party.

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Il Fatto Quotidiano reports Coccopalmerio is an adviser to Pope Francis and and his secretary was recommended for a promotion to bishop, but the allegations may hinder Coccopalmerio's chances of getting the title.

The Vatican City is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church and is home to the Pope.

The city-state surrounded by Rome was rocked by another scandal last week when Cardinal George Pell was charged over historic sexual offences.

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