30 Nov 2016
Bishop Michael Kennedy has announced the church will not relocate Loud Fence ribbons at the Armidale Catholic Cathedral.
The decision comes after an online petition, started by sexual abuse victim Phil Wright, received hundreds of signatures to protest the move.
“These plans will no longer proceed,” Mr Kennedy said.
“Having now heard more of the concerns of abuse survivors, parishioners, and members of the Loud Fence movement it is clear to me that to proceed with my announced plans for a memorial and for moving the ribbons may cause further hurt rather than alleviating it.”
Loud Fence advocate, Robyn Knight said she was “pleased that he has listened to the community response”.
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