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Bishop was temporarily relieved of his responsibilities of the diocese by Pope Francis after he was questioned by the Kerala police over rape charges levelled by the nun.
While the victim nun moved the appeal earlier this week challenging the bishop’s acquittal, the prosecution moved the high court on Wednesday.
Acquitting the bishop, Gopakumar G, judge of the additional district and sessions court I, Kottayam, said in his order that the victim’s claim that she was raped on 13 occasions cannot be relied upon based on her sole testimony.
ByHT Correspondent, Thiuruvananthapuram
The gathering of Bishops in Pune comes against the backdrop of serious allegations of sexual misconduct against Bishop Franco Mulakkal and a Pune priest serving as principal of a school.