Paedophile priest’s pic taken down at Dunedin’s Kavanagh College

New Zealand Herald

By Chris Morris

A paedophile priest’s picture has been removed from the wall at Dunedin’s Kavanagh College after a group of old boys complained.

But the group’s call for the Catholic college to consider a name change, to end another association with the priest’s dark past, has been rejected.

The situation emerged after Dr Murray Heasley and 12 other old boys of the college and its predecessor, St Paul’s High School, wrote to college principal Tracey O’Brien to raise concerns.

Heasley said he was horrified to discover a picture of former priest and convicted sex offender Magnus Murray on display at the college when he visited earlier this year.

Murray was jailed for five years in 2003, after admitting 10 charges of sexual offending against four young boys between 1958 and 1972.

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