July 13, 2020 6:34 pm
The Kottayam Additional District Court Monday cancelled the bail of rape-accused Catholic Bishop Franco Mulakkal after he failed to appear on numerous occasions before the court despite several warnings.
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.
October 24, 2019 3:43 am
According to sources close to the nun, a YouTube channel is airing items aimed at tarnishing her image.
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.
August 20, 2019 7:14 am
Lucy Kalapura, a member of Franciscan Clarist Congregation, hit the headlines last year when she supported an agitation demanding the arrest of then Jalandhar bishop Franco Mulakkal, who was accused of rape by a nun.
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.
April 09, 2019 5:14 pm
Bishop Mulakkal, a senior member of the Roman Catholic clergy in India, was arrested last year following allegations by a nun that he repeatedly raped and sexually assaulted her at the Kuravilangad convent between 2014 and 2016.
March 15, 2019 11:36 pm
The sister had invited the wrath of the Church leadership by participating in a street protest by five nuns belonging to the Catholic religious order Missionaries of Jesus, demanding the arrest of Franco Mulakkal, who was accused of raping a nun.
February 09, 2019 10:30 pm
The protest had paved the way for a major movement, Save Our Sisters, which was called off only after the arrest of Mulakkal and his removal as bishop of Jalandhar.
January 27, 2019 11:37 am
The Catholic Church in Kerala transferred five nuns from its Missionaries of Jesus convent in Kuravilangad who had participated in protests against Mulakkal.
June 22, 2020 6:16 pm
Why are the Congress and the BJP fighting over Vijay Mallya? Is the Kerala nun's rape case the biggest blot on the church in India? And what did a Bharat bandh this week really achieve? Arun George answers the big questions of the week.