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Vatican City has been rocked by another scandal just a week after Cardinal Pell was charged with historic sexual offences.

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 sent to a detox in secrecy following the raucous party.

The secretary belonged to the Congregation for the Doctrine, a department within the Vatican City that deals with clerical sex abuse.

Il Fatto Quotidiano reports Coccopalmerio is an adviser to Pope Francis and 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 a number of historic sexual offences.