Silvano Tomasi (L) speaks with Former Vatican Chief Prosecutor of Clerical Sexual Abuse Charles Scicluna
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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.

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