Sex, lies and cardinal sin? The latest Vatican scandal has a plot like a Dan Brown novel and characters including the Pope's saint-maker, his 'Mata Hari' fixer and a secret cabal accused of siphoning MILLIONS from Church coffers | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: DENY X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

Sex, lies and cardinal sin? The latest Vatican scandal has a plot like a Dan Brown novel and characters including the Pope's saint-maker, his 'Mata Hari' fixer and a secret cabal accused of siphoning MILLIONS from Church coffers

As a tidal wave of cash flowed into London’s super-prime property market, the deal that saw a former Harrods car showroom in Chelsea change hands for £129 million generated barely a ripple of interest.

Like many a property in this gilded corner of our capital, the Edwardian brick building on Sloane Avenue was to be converted into 49 luxury flats, with a smattering of top-end shops beneath to cater for residents.

The buyer, an opaque company named 60 SA Limited and registered in the tax haven of Jersey, hoped to sell them for a total of £400 million and turn a handsome profit.

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