Bravehearts founder calls on Canberra Catholic archbishop to resign

Canberra Times

Katie Burgess

Bravehearts founder Hetty Johnson has called for Catholic Archbishop Christopher Prowse to resign, after revelations he moved a priest he’d stood down over inappropriately touching a child, next to two Canberra primary schools.

“If this is the man we’re looking to in this region to protect children, then we’re looking in the wrong direction,” Ms Johnson said.

“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.

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