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Bishop Franco Mulakkal


Kerala nun rape case: Bishop Franco Mulakkal granted bail by trial court

August 07, 2020 4:42 pm

Granting bail, the court directed him not to leave the state till the chargesheet is read out to him on August 13 and to be present in court on the dates of hearing of the case.

SC dismisses discharge plea of rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal

August 05, 2020 2:53 pm

Mulakkal had moved the top court after a trial court in Kottayam had cancelled his bail on grounds of his failure to appear on numerous occasions before the court despite several warnings.

Punjab: First Cabinet minister tests positive, ex-Bishop Mulakkal too contracts Covid-19

July 15, 2020 1:07 am

Mulakkal, who was granted bail in 2018, is accused of raping a nun belonging to the order of Missionaries of Jesus several times between 2014 and 2016 at a convent in Kottayam district in Kerala.

Rape-accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal must face trial: Kerala High Court

July 07, 2020 4:55 pm

The prosecution had argued in court that there's ample evidence against the Bishop in the case and that the latter was simply trying to delay the proceedings. Both in the FIR as well as in the secret statement provided by the victim, there's clear evidence of the Bishop's acts, it said.

Fresh allegations of sexual assault surface against rape-accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal

February 21, 2020 7:54 pm

Fresh allegations have surfaced after a nun, who is at present a witness in the ongoing trial against the bishop, has issued a statement that Mulakkal hugged her and forcibly kissed her on the forehead at the convent in April 2017.

Kerala nun rape case: Franco Mulakkal accused of online harassment by victim

October 23, 2019 11:22 am

The nun said Mulakkal is using social media platform in order to defame her. She also alleged that the videos put up on social media platforms show some photographs of the rape victims.

Kerala nun who took on bishop sacked — for learning to drive

August 08, 2019 7:36 am

The decision to dismiss the 53-year-old was taken on May 11 by the FCC, which received approval from the powerful Congregation for the Oriental Churches on August 5 through the Vatican’s representative in Delhi. Kalapura was handed the order Wednesday.

Nun who protested against rape-accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal dismissed from congregation

August 07, 2019 5:26 pm

The letter underlines that Sr Kalapura was given the required canonical warnings in the past and yet did not show the needed remorse or a satisfying explanation for her lifestyle in violation of the norms of the FCC.

Row over cartoon on bishop Franco Mulakkal hits Kerala

June 12, 2019 9:39 pm

As the Kerala Catholic Bishop Council (KCBC) demanded withdrawal of the Kerala Lalithakala Akademi's decision to confer the best cartoon award, the CPI-M led LDF government Wednesday ordered the akademi to re-examine the matter.

Jalandhar cash recovery case: Two Punjab cops, accused of misappropriating cash, arrested in Kochi

April 30, 2019 9:21 pm

The two officers are accused of misappropriating Rs 6.65 crores out of the nearly Rs 16 crore seized during a raid at the residence of Father Antony Madassery, a close aide of Bishop Franco Mulakkal who faces charges of rape and sexual harassment, in Jalandhar.