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Vatican Weighs Sale of London Office at Heart of Scandal

  • Property in posh Chelsea neighborhood valued at $277 million
  • Church official says decision not imminent, but among options
60 Sloane Square, a building in West London owned by the Vatican.
60 Sloane Square, a building in West London owned by the Vatican.Photographer: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

The Vatican is considering the sale of a luxury London building embroiled in a financial scandal that drew papal condemnation and a probe into those involved in its purchase seven years ago.

Now authorities of the walled city-state within Rome have invited brokers to pitch for options that include the potential sale of 60 Sloane Avenue in Chelsea, people with knowledge of the process said.