Kerala Nun Rape Case
05 Aug 2020
'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.
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.
06 Feb 2019
In a first, Pope Francis acknowledges bishops sexually abused nuns
Amid widespread allegations that the Vatican emboldened sexual predators by turning a blind eye to survivor stories, Pope Francis on Tuesday acknowledged that nuns were sexually abused by priests and bishops and that he was committed to solving this problem.
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.
22 Oct 2018
Kerala nun rape: Major witness, Father Kuriakose, suspiciously found dead
In yet another twist to the Kerala nun rape case, a priest who had earlier publicly spoken against the accused, Bishop Franco Mulakkal, has been found dead.
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.
23 Sep 2018
#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.
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".
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.