Catholic Archbishop Mark Coleridge has welcomed Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s announcement on 22 October to establish the Queensland Holocaust Museum and Education Centre on the grounds of the Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane’s premises in the Brisbane CBD.
“It is an honour to partner with the Jewish community to host a centre that will promote understanding, remembrance and reflection”, Archbishop Coleridge said.
“As a society, we need to work together towards a common goal that overcomes hatred and promotes peace. We need to build bridges, not walls.
“Inter-religious partnerships like this send a strong signal to the community that we are all sisters and brothers in a world where the other is not my enemy.
“This project allowed us all to contribute – the Catholic Church via the central location such a centre deserves; the Jewish Community by honouring those lost in the Holocaust; and the State Government by fostering communities to enrich one another through the telling of their histories,” he said.
Due to open in early 2023, the centre will be housed for the next two years in the Old Archives Building and Penola Place in Charlotte and Edward Streets.