July 20, 2018
By Andrew Thomson
EMMANUEL College is taking the groundbreaking step of erecting plaques recognising former Bishop of Ballarat Ronald Mulkearns failed to act to protect victims, some who attended the school.
Principal Peter Morgan said there was a long tradition in Australian Catholic schools of inviting the local Bishop to officially open and bless new buildings and extensions.
He said Bishop Mulkearns performed that duty on several occasions within the Warrnambool Catholic community.
“Plaques were affixed to buildings leaving a permanent record of these important occasions,” he said
”There are two plaques at Emmanuel College recording the opening of new buildings bearing the name of Bishop Mulkearns.”
Mr Morgan said that it was now widely recognised that Bishop Mulkearns failed to act on information and complaints against adults who abused young people in the Ballarat Diocese.
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