Bravehearts founder calls on Canberra Catholic archbishop to resign Catholic Archbishop Christopher Prowse says it was a mistake not to tell the principal of Malkara School about the past of the priest he oaklley moved in next door.
"No one should have any faith within that establishment with their children's safety and wellbeing any longer. If that man was to live in that house for a nanosecond it would be too long, let alone two years. I think the archbishop needs to resign. He clearly doesn't get it and he never will." Her call comes after Archbishop Prowse admitted it was a "mistake" not to tell the principal of a Canberra special needs school about the past of a retired priest he moved in next door. Bravehearts founder Hetty Johnson said Archbishop Prowse should resign after moving a priest who had been investigated for improperly touching a child next to two schools. "The school took swift action to inform all Malkara school parents yesterday [Tuesday] about the information that had become available to the school. An email was sent to all parents yesterday and a hard copy of the letter is in every school bag today." Father Brian was moved to Lanigan House, a home for retired clergy, about two years ago after complaints about inappropriate behaviour towards children were made against him in Tumut. A spokesman for the church told Fairfax Media on Tuesday one complaint related to a boundary violation and one to inappropriate touching. The claims were investigated by the Archdiocese of Canberra Goulburn under the NSW Reportable Conduct Scheme and were substantiated, the spokesman said, however no criminal charges were laid. Archbishop Prowse said the former priest was assessed as "low risk" and rendered nearly immobile oakley frames by ill health, making it even more unlikely he would come into contact with students at the neighbouring schools. "There's a lot of supervision where he is. If you just place somebody in a house on his own, what assurance can the church give to the ongoing supervision?" he told the radio station. However he said the archdiocese would find somewhere else for him to live. Archbishop Prowse's admission that he moved the priest next to the schools stood in contrast with the statements he made at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, where he highlighted the moves he made his archdiocese to improve transparency and accountability. Archbishop Prowse told ABC radio the past three weeks had been oakley reflective sunglasses a "wake up call". But Ms Johnston said, "If he doesn't understand it now, after everything the royal commission has shown them and all of the teachings oakley sunglasses outlet coming out of there, the real life experience, the people whose trauma has been filling the halls of that royal commission, if he hasn't heard that yet, then he never will and if he can't change, then he needs to retire because he's the wrong person for that job.".
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