U.N. committee on sexual abuse grills Vatican officials

(CNN) -- A senior Vatican official acknowledged Thursday there is "no excuse" for child sex abuse, as he and others were grilled by a U.N. committee about the Catholic Church's handling of pedophile priests.

It's the first time the Vatican has been forced to answer allegations so publicly that it enabled the sexual abuse of children by protecting such priests.

The committee questioned a handful of Vatican officials -- including...

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  • Lani Halter
    commented 2014-01-17 17:13:23 -0600
    I think this is a very good article. Thank you for posting it Mrs. Dorris! I hope that the CNN writers/reporters will “stay on this”, until the day the pope actually does what he says the church should do.

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