The newest leaked information associated with the Vatileaks scandal states that properties owned by the Vatican along Piazza Barberini and the Italian parliament have now been converted to “massage parlours” and saunas, and their patrons are priests.
The leaked document points to the Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith, a department under the Vatican that owns and operates numerous properties within Rome. The properties in question are referred to as “peppercorn rents” and are said to be leased for cheap to “powerful colleagues” of the religious institution.
The leak was said to have come from two individuals connected to the Vatican itself. One is a laywoman, while the other is a high ranking monsignor. Both were arrested prior to investigation about the leak. Pope Francis called the actions of the individuals involved as a “crime.”