Scandal is rocking the Vatican as police recently raided a gay chem sex party at a cardinal’s apartment near the city.

Police said that the person is believed to be a priest who serves as a secretary to Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, the head of the Pontifical Council for Legislative texts and a personal adviser to Pope Francis.

Police raided the apartment after complaints from neighbours who reported unusual behaviour among people visiting the apartment.

Police as saying that they found drugs and a group of men engaged in sexual activity when they entered the apartment.

The police have arrested the priest and taken him for questioning, presumably on drugs charges. It is not a criminal offence to engage in private same-sex activity in Vatican City.