Franco Mulakkal: News

'No case for discharge,' SC dismisses rape-accused Franco Mulakkal's plea

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the plea filed by former Bishop Franco Mulakkal seeking directions to discharge him in the nun rape case.

22 Feb 2020


Mulakkal kissed me: Another nun levels allegations against rape-accused Bishop

Franco Mulakkal, the disgraced Bishop of Jalandhar diocese who is accused of raping a nun, has been accused of sexual harassment by another nun.

17 Aug 2019


Kerala: Nun, expelled for 'buying car', approaches Rome for justice

Last year, a horrifying rape incident came to light. In Kerala, a celebrated Bishop, named Franco Mulakkal, was accused of raping a nun, but the church didn't take proper steps.

16 Jan 2019


Nuns, who protested against rape-accused Bishop, asked to leave Kerala-convent

Four out of five nuns, who spoke against Bishop Franco Mulakkal, have been asked to leave Kerala convent, claims The NewsMinute.

09 Jan 2019


Kerala nun, who demanded rape-accused bishop Mulakkal's arrest, served notice

A nun, who published poems, bought a car and took part in a protest against former bishop of Jalandhar diocese Bishop Franco Mulakkal in connection with a rape case, has been issued notice by her congregation based in Aluva, Kerala, for leading a life "against principles of religious life".

13 Dec 2018


#KeralaNunRape: Church calls for media boycott, alleges anti-Church conspiracy

With the Kerala nun rape case having received significant coverage in the media, Catholicsabha, the mouthpiece of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church in Kerala, has hit out at the media.

26 Oct 2018


#KeralaNunRape: Father Kuriakose, prime-witness, died of natural causes, finds autopsy

A preliminary autopsy report into the death of Father Kuriakose Kattuthara has suggested he died of natural causes, and there were no internal or external injuries on him, HT reports.

18 Oct 2018


Rose-petals, cheers, and posters welcome rape-accused Franco Mulakkal in Jalandhar

That Franco Mulakkal is accused of raping a nun, repeatedly, had little effect on his followers, who gave a hero's welcome to him in Jalandhar on Wednesday.

15 Oct 2018


Kerala nun case: Rape accused Franco Mulakkal granted bail

Former Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who was accused of raping a nun, has been granted bail by the Kerala High Court on Monday.

03 Oct 2018


#NunRapeCase: Kerala HC rejects Bishop Mulakkal's bail plea

The Kerala High Court today dismissed the bail plea of Roman Catholic Bishop Franco Mulakkal, arrested over allegations of repeatedly raping and sexually assaulting a nun.

24 Sep 2018


Kerala: Rape-accused Franco Mulakkal's judicial-custody extended till October 6

Former Bishop Franco Mulakkal, the prime accused in Kerala nun rape case, has been sent to judicial custody till October 6, News18 reported. He will be lodged at Pala sub-jail.

#BishopMulakkalCase: Protesting nun asked not to participate in church-related activities

A nun belonging to the Syro Malabar Catholic church alleged she was asked to keep away from holding catechism classes, conducting prayers, and other church-related duties after she participated in a protest by nuns in Kochi demanding the arrest of rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal.

22 Sep 2018


Kerala: Judicial custody for rape accused Bishop Mulakkal; bail denied

The prime accused in the rape case of Kerala nun, former Bishop Franco Mulakkal, has been sent to judicial custody after his bail plea was rejected.

21 Sep 2018


Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping nun, arrested: Reports

In a major development in the Kerala nun rape case, the prime accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal was arrested on Friday. He was accused of raping the nun multiple times over a period of two years.

20 Sep 2018


Kerala nun rape: Bishop Mulakkal's interrogation continues for second day

A special investigation team, probing the rape case of a nun by a Roman Catholic bishop, today resumed his interrogation.

18 Sep 2018


Rape-accused Jalandhar bishop moves anticipatory bail plea in Kerala HC

Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a nun, today filed an anticipatory bail application in the Kerala High Court, claiming that the allegations against him were a "cooked up" story to "wreak vengeance".

15 Sep 2018


Kerala nun case: Rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal steps down

In a recent turn of events, Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a nun multiple times, has stepped down as Bishop of the Jalandhar Diocese.

13 Sep 2018


Kerala nun rape case: Hearing on September 24

In the latest development in the alleged rape case of a nun by the bishop, its hearing has been posted to September 24, ANI reports.

12 Sep 2018


Kerala Nun rape case: Police summons accused Bishop Mulakkal

In the latest development in the alleged rape case of a nun by Bishop Franco Mulakkal, the Kerala police have summoned him and asked him to appear on September 19.

08 Sep 2018


Kerala: Catholic organizations protest against delay in nun rape case

Members of catholic organizations protested in Kochi today against the delay in the arrest of Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who was accused of rape by a nun.

10 Jul 2018


Kerala clergy shamed again: Priest booked over rape-allegation in Alappuzha

A case of alleged rape has been filed against yet another priest of a church in Kerala, where a string of clergymen is facing accusations of sexual misconduct, police said.