Vatican: child abuse Child abuse in the Roman Catholic church was allowed to continue as files documenting child sexual abuse were destroyed, a conference was told in February. BBC Cardinal Marx Cardinal Reinhard Marx said that procedures to prosecute offenders were ‘deliberately not complied with’. The unprecedented four-day summit brought together 190 bishops from across the world. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.