Disgraced Catholic bishop's estate to go to victims of abuse

Disgraced Catholic bishop's estate to go to victims of abuse

By nine.com.au staff, September 6, 2016

The family of a Catholic bishop blamed for allowing the sexual abuse of hundreds of children say they support his decision to leave $2.1m to the church.

Bishop Rodney Mulkearns died in April aged 85 and left almost his entire estate to the Catholic diocese of Ballarat, including a $2m house in Fairhaven.

 

The Catholic church today confirmed the proceeds of the estate would go to the victims of child sexual abuse.

Bishop Mulkearns’ nephew Paul Mulkearns said the family was happy with his uncle’s decision to pass . . . 

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