A decision to change a controversial school’s name has been put on hold while Dunedin’s Bishop waits for word from Rome.

Pressure has been growing for Kavanagh College to change its name after the late Bishop John Kavanagh who the school is named after has been criticised for his handling of a predatory priest.

The Bishop of Dunedin, Michael Dooley is waiting for a response from Rome after launching an inquiry into whether the school’s name should be changed due to the late priest’s actions.

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