Vatican officials are facing tough new questions about the Catholic Church's handling of sex abuse by the clergy.
A United Nations committee put Vatican officials on the hot seat at a public hearing in Geneva.
Catholic leaders acknowledged the abuse of children can't be tolerated.
The Vatican insists it doesn't have the power to punish pedophile priests around the globe.
It says it's up to police to handle allegations.
Representatives of victims accuse officials of dodging questions, instead of taking action.
Last month, Pope Francis announced a new commission to help protect children from abuse.