Kerala Nun Rape Case

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

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.

In a first, Pope Francis acknowledges bishops sexually abused nuns

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.

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

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.

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

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".

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

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.

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

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.

Kerala nun rape: Major witness, Father Kuriakose, suspiciously found dead

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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".

Kerala nun rape case: Hearing on September 24

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.