The handling of historic sexual offending within the Catholic Diocese of Dunedin by then-Bishop John Kavanagh has been referred to the Vatican by New Zealand's top Catholic.
A support group for survivors of sexual abuse by priests wants more transparency over an agreement struck with the Catholic Diocese of Dunedin.
A long-serving Dunedin barrister and Catholic education figure has added his voice to calls for Kavanagh College to be renamed.
Priests from across Otago and Southland gathered in Dunedin yesterday as part of a push to upskill clergy in response to a sexual abuse crisis engulfing the Catholic Church.
Former pupils are "pretty disappointed" by a delay to any decision on the renaming of Kavanagh College.
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull and Catholic Bishop Michael Dooley have added their voices to fresh calls for an expanded Royal Commission that includes faith-based victims of sexual abuse.
Sitting in a small room listening to a victim of sexual abuse finally tell their story is a harrowing experience.
It started with one bad apple - a paedophile priest from Dunedin who abused four boys and was jailed for his crimes. But the story of Fr Magnus Murray’s crimes has opened the floodgates, Chris Morris reports.