Media playback is unsupported on your device

Vatican confronts child sex abuse issue at UN hearing

16 January 2014 Last updated at 11:51 GMT

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, appearing at a UN hearing in Geneva, has said there is no excuse for the exploitation of children.

The Vatican is being confronted publicly for the first time over the sexual abuse of children by clergy.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.