Bishop Michael Kennedy says the church will not relocate Loud Fence ribbons at the Armidale Catholic Cathedral.

Bishop's backflip: Sexual abuse survivor and Loud Fence advocate Robyn Knight is pleased with Catholic Diocese of Armidale’s Bishop Michael Kennedy's decision to leave ribbons on the Armidale Catholic Cathedral fence.

Bishop's backflip: Sexual abuse survivor and Loud Fence advocate Robyn Knight is pleased with Catholic Diocese of Armidale’s Bishop Michael Kennedy's decision to leave ribbons on the Armidale Catholic Cathedral fence.

Bishop Michael Kennedy has said the church will not relocate Loud Fence ribbons at the Armidale Catholic Cathedral.

The Loud Fence

The Loud Fence

The decision comes after an online petition, started by sexual abuse victim Phil Wright, received hundreds of signatures to protest the move.

“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,” Mr Kennedy said.

Loud Fence advocate, Robyn Knight said she was “pleased that he has listened to the community response”.

The Loud Fence group will meet at the Cathedral on Sunday to tie ribbons and release balloons in honour of seven former O’Connor students and victims of sexual abuse who have committed suicide.

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