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    Kerala nun rape case: Protesting nuns say they ‘will rest’ only after accused Bishop is arrested

    Kochi: A group of protesting nuns from Kerala on Saturday said that they “will rest” only after a bishop accused of sexually abusing a senior nun is questioned and arrested. Speaking to the media, one of the five nuns who along with hundreds of people are protesting here said: “We will not rest and we will not be happy till he is questioned and arrested.”

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    Kerala Nun Rape Case: Victim’s family was offered money to back off, says nun’s lawyer

    Kochi: The family of the nun from Kerala, who has accused Bishop of Jalandhar, Franco Mulakka, of allegedly raping her on several occasions between 2014 and 2016, was threatened and offered money to take the case back, said the nun’s counsel Sandhya Raju in the Kerala High Court on Thursday. “Money was offered to the members of the family and they are also being threatened by the accused side,” Raju said before the High

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    Nuns are at the bottom of pecking order

    In ecclesiastical hierarchy, nuns are bottom-line functionaries, dingbats and footnotes in the order; they come and go in nondescript robes. And if one gets laid, that’s God’s will, no questions are asked. The Church is a male preserve and that of the clergy.  Bishop of Jalandhar Franco Mulakkal is allegedly up to his neck in rape and “unnatural sex” charges, and yet he gets a free pass while the nun he abused

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    Kerala nun rape case: Police asks accused bishop Franco Mulakkal of raping nun to appear on September 19

    Kochi: Kerala police has asked Bishop Franco Mullakal of Jalandhar diocese, accused by a nun of raping her, to appear before the investigating team on September 19, Inspector General of police Vijay Sakhare said Wednesday. The decision to summon the clergyman was taken after a meeting chaired by Sakhare, IG (Ernakulam range), which was also attended by Kottayam District Superintendent of Police Harisankar and Vaikom Deputy Superintendent of Police

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    Kerala nun rape case: Protest against Bishop of Jalandhar enters day 4

    Kochi: The protest against Bishop of Jalandhar, Franco Mulakkal, who is accused of allegedly raping a nun, has entered the fourth day in Kochi today. The nuns are demanding action against the Bishop. Being staged at the High Court Junction bus station, the protest has been called by the Joint Christian Council. The protesting nuns have claimed that they are not getting help from the police, church authorities and the government.

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    Kerala nun rape case: Victim seeks justice from the Vatican

    Kochi: The nun, who levelled rape allegations against Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulackal, has appealed to the Vatican seeking justice. In a seven-page letter dated September 8 addressed to the Apostolic Nunciature – the representative of the Holy See in India – the nun described the ordeal she allegedly went through at the hands of the Bishop. She also mentioned about the trauma that she has been facing ever since she spoke about