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Rape accused Roman Catholic Bishop Franco Mulakkal is being tried in a court in Kottayam.(PTI)

Kerala HC rejects former bishop’s plea to adjourn his trial in rape case

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 07:58 PM IST
In his plea, Franco Mulakkal said in view of the pandemic situation his lawyers are finding it difficult to appear before the trial court in Kottayam and hearing can be resumed after two months once the situation normalises.
Franco Mulakkal , former bishop of Jalandhar is accused of raping a nun.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Franco Mulakkal , former bishop of Jalandhar is accused of raping a nun.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)

Former bishop of Jalandhar charged in nun rape case

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 11:08 PM IST
The charges against Fracco Mulakkal were framed almost two after he was arrested for allegedly raping a nun several times. He is currently on bail.
Sister Kalapura said she will move the court after consulting fellow nuns and others.(HT Photo)
Sister Kalapura said she will move the court after consulting fellow nuns and others.(HT Photo)

Kerala nun who protested against ex-Jalandhar bishop sacked

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 11:34 PM IST
Sister Lucy Kalapura had published poems, purchased a car and took part in a protest against a rape accused former bishop of Jalandhar diocese.
Sister Kalapura said she will move the court after consulting fellow nuns and others.(HT image)
Sister Kalapura said she will move the court after consulting fellow nuns and others.(HT image)

Kerala nun who protested against rape-accused former bishop expelled

Hindustan Time, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 02:40 PM IST
The nun said she was issued four show-cause notices and that she replied to all and appeared before the superior general in person. She added she will remain a nun till her last.
Bishop of Pune asks police to act on protection for churches in city(Photo by Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
Bishop of Pune asks police to act on protection for churches in city(Photo by Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)

Bishop of Pune asks police to act on protection for churches in city

Pune | By Anjali Shetty and Nadeem Inamdar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2019 11:47 PM IST
Reverend Fr Thomas Dabre, Bishop of Pune, confirmed a meeting with Pune police commissioner K Venkatesham to ask for protection for all churches in the city.
The papal admission followed a rare outcry last week from the Vatican’s women’s magazine over the sexual abuse of nuns, leaving them feeling forced to have abortions or raise children not recognised by their priest fathers(REUTERS)
The papal admission followed a rare outcry last week from the Vatican’s women’s magazine over the sexual abuse of nuns, leaving them feeling forced to have abortions or raise children not recognised by their priest fathers(REUTERS)

Pope admits priests, bishops sexually abused nuns

ABOARD PAPAL PLANE | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2019 09:39 PM IST
The papal admission followed a rare outcry last week from the Vatican’s women’s magazine over the sexual abuse of nuns, leaving them feeling forced to have abortions or raise children not recognised by their priest fathers.
In a strong tone, the letter to Sister Neena Rose Edathil asks her “to present your defence for abdicating basic tenets of religious life and resorting to activities which amount to sheer violation of their congregational rules.”(HT FILE PHOTO)
In a strong tone, the letter to Sister Neena Rose Edathil asks her “to present your defence for abdicating basic tenets of religious life and resorting to activities which amount to sheer violation of their congregational rules.”(HT FILE PHOTO)

Kerala nun who protested against rape accused bishop warned by convent

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2019 06:39 PM IST
In a strong tone, the letter to Sister Neena Rose Edathil asks her “to present your defence for abdicating basic tenets of religious life and resorting to activities which amount to sheer violation of their congregational rules.”
The nuns have since been hounded, asked to vacate their convent in Kuravilangad (Kottayam) and proceed to their previous vocations by their mother superior.(AP/File Photo)
The nuns have since been hounded, asked to vacate their convent in Kuravilangad (Kottayam) and proceed to their previous vocations by their mother superior.(AP/File Photo)

‘They want to split us, isolate the victim’: Kerala nuns stand firm against rape-accused bishop

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2019 07:13 AM IST
Five nuns of the Missionaries of Jesus fell from the grace of their superiors after they supported a fellow nun when she levelled rape charges against former bishop of Jalandhar Franco Mullakkal. Leader of the five nuns, Sister Anupama, speaks to HT.
St Paul’s Cathedral, Kolkata. In 2019, it will be 180 years since work on the cathedral began, in 1839.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
St Paul’s Cathedral, Kolkata. In 2019, it will be 180 years since work on the cathedral began, in 1839.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

Mass appeal: St Paul’s, a bishop’s dream cathedral, is now one of Kolkata’s most popular churches

Hindustan Times | By Poulomi Banerjee
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2018 07:06 PM IST
If it’s Christmas in Kolkata, it must be at St Paul’s, India’s oldest Anglican cathedral, a space that blends beauty, tradition and faith. The cornerstone for St Paul’s was laid in 1839 – in 2019, it will be 180 years since work on the cathedral began.
Former bishop Franco Mulakkal in Jalandhar on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Former bishop Franco Mulakkal in Jalandhar on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

Out on bail, rape accused bishop Mulakkal back in Jalandhar

Press Trust of India, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2018 09:03 AM IST
Franco Mulakkal smiled as followers showered rose petals on him. Till a few weeks ago, he held charge as the bishop of the Jalandhar diocese.
Bishop Franco Mullakal, who was arrested last week after three days of questioning, was on Monday sent to prison after the Kerala high court deferred his bail application to Thursday.(Reuters)
Bishop Franco Mullakal, who was arrested last week after three days of questioning, was on Monday sent to prison after the Kerala high court deferred his bail application to Thursday.(Reuters)

Sister of Kerala nun who accused bishop of rape alleges death threats

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2018 08:26 PM IST
The complainant said bishop Franco Mulakkal’s brothers have filed fake complaints against her, while one relative threatened her son and brother and another took a photo of her protesting and later threatened her.
Franco Mulakkal had on September 16 written to the Pope offering to “step aside temporarily” as the bishop of Jalandhar diocese.(Reuters)
Franco Mulakkal had on September 16 written to the Pope offering to “step aside temporarily” as the bishop of Jalandhar diocese.(Reuters)

Pope temporarily removes bishop accused of rape as police grill him again

Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2018 11:36 PM IST
Protesting nuns welcomed the Pope’s decision as their “first victory” in the struggle against the bishop. The Pope has named Bombay Archdiocese Bishop Emeritus Agnelo Rufino Gracias as Franco Mulakkal’s replacement.
Nuns protest against the delay in action against Roman Catholic Church Bishop alleged accused of sexually exploiting a nun in Kochi, on September 8, 2018.(PTI)
Nuns protest against the delay in action against Roman Catholic Church Bishop alleged accused of sexually exploiting a nun in Kochi, on September 8, 2018.(PTI)

In letter to Vatican, Kerala nun calls bishop accused of rape a predator; priest claims conspiracy

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2018 08:32 PM IST
A nun has accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal of raping her 13 times over two years, a charge the priest has denied as a “conspiracy against the church”.
Media persons gather around vehicle in front of Bishop's house to cover the Kerala state police investigation in relation to bishop Franco Mulakkal alleged sexual assault to a nun, in Jalandhar on August 13.(AFP File Photo)
Media persons gather around vehicle in front of Bishop's house to cover the Kerala state police investigation in relation to bishop Franco Mulakkal alleged sexual assault to a nun, in Jalandhar on August 13.(AFP File Photo)

Kerala nun writes letter to Vatican, accuses church of silence on rape allegation against Bishop

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2018 04:24 PM IST
The nun has written a seven-page letter dated September 8 to the Apostolic Nunciature-- the representative of the Holy See in India--appealing for justice.
Thomas Dabre, Bishop of Pune, shares his view and opinion about the messages of the archbishops and cardinals, and his message to the city.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
Thomas Dabre, Bishop of Pune, shares his view and opinion about the messages of the archbishops and cardinals, and his message to the city.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)

For Christianity in India, no political party is taboo, says Bishop of Pune

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Anjali Shetty, Pune
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2018 02:53 PM IST
Thomas Dabre, Bishop of Pune, on why cardinals across the country have not violated parameters, outlines or standards through any of their recent letters questioning sanctity of the Constitution and secularism in the country; and in the light of that what the government should do for the Christian community
The road rage incident happened on May 2 near Kadnagar chowk in Undri, according to Dattatray Gaurishankar Narone, 32, the complainant.(HT REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO)
The road rage incident happened on May 2 near Kadnagar chowk in Undri, according to Dattatray Gaurishankar Narone, 32, the complainant.(HT REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO)

Three booked for road rage in Pune’s Kondhwa

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shalaka Shinde, Pune
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2018 07:08 PM IST
While reversing, the complainant’s car touched the accused’s motorbike and a small part of the car was damaged
Thomas Dabre, Bishop of Poona.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
Thomas Dabre, Bishop of Poona.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)

‘Youth must choose a definite way of life,’ says Bishop of Poona

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Anjali Shetty
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2018 09:55 PM IST
Bishop of Poona, Thomas Dabre wishes everyone in Pune a Happy Easter with a message that ‘true religion must promote unity and harmony among human beings’.
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