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Indian Catholic Forum general secretary Kennedy Karimpinkalay. (Photo HT)

Kerala church activist threatens nuns over Franco Mulakkal case, arrested

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 10:23 PM IST
In the complaint, the victim and other nuns who supported her said he was frequently posting threats and objectionable materials to portray them in bad light.
Rape accused Roman Catholic Bishop Franco Mulakkal is being tried in a court in Kottayam.(PTI)
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.
Rape accused Roman Catholic Bishop Franco Mulakkal appeared in court on the day when trial began.(PTI Photo)
Rape accused Roman Catholic Bishop Franco Mulakkal appeared in court on the day when trial began.(PTI Photo)

Kerala nun rape case: Ex-bishop Franco Mulakkal in court as trial begins

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 11:40 AM IST
Trial in the case has begun after courts dismissed pleas by former bishop Mulakkal for discharge from the case.
Rape- accused former Bishop Franco Mulakkal was released on bail in Kottayam under strict provisions on August 7, 2020.(PTI)
Rape- accused former Bishop Franco Mulakkal was released on bail in Kottayam under strict provisions on August 7, 2020.(PTI)

Kerala court frames charges against rape-accused ex-Bishop Franco Mulakkal

Kottayam(Kerala) | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 03:08 PM IST
The Supreme Court had directed Mulakkal to face trial as it dismissed his plea seeking discharge in the rape case lodged against him by the nun belonging to a congregation under Jalandhar diocese, saying there was no merit in his petition.
Mulakkal was accused of raping the 43-year-old nun on more than 13 occasions during his visits to the Kerala convent between 2014 and 2016. (File photo HT)
Mulakkal was accused of raping the 43-year-old nun on more than 13 occasions during his visits to the Kerala convent between 2014 and 2016. (File photo HT)

‘See no merit in your petition’: SC to rape-accused bishop Franco Mulakkal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2020 08:11 PM IST
Franco Mulakkal, while serving as Bishop of Jalandhar Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church, was accused of raping a nun belonging to the Missionaries of Jesus congregation. The complaint was filed with the Kerala police in June 2018.
In her complaint to the police in June 2018, the nun had alleged that she was subjected to sexual abuse by the Bishop between 2014 and 2016. (Reuters/File Photo)
In her complaint to the police in June 2018, the nun had alleged that she was subjected to sexual abuse by the Bishop between 2014 and 2016. (Reuters/File Photo)

Kerala nun rape accused Franco Mulakkal tests positive for coronavirus

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 01:12 PM IST
On Monday, Mulakkal’s counsel informed the Kerala court that his client could not appear as he had been in self quarantine due to his primary contact with a Covid-19 infected person. Today, he tested positive.
Kerala HC rejected deposed Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal’s plea to quash the charge of sexually assaulting a nun against him and directed him to face trial.(REUTERS)
Kerala HC rejected deposed Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal’s plea to quash the charge of sexually assaulting a nun against him and directed him to face trial.(REUTERS)

Kerala HC rejects Bishop Franco Mulakkal’s discharge plea in nun rape case

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 07:32 PM IST
He had moved the HC after a trial court in Kottayam had dismissed his discharge plea in March.
The case surfaced two years ago when a 43-year-old nun, also a mother superior, had complained to the police in Kottayam in central Kerala that Mulakkal had raped her several times between 2014 and 2016. (Reuters file photo)
The case surfaced two years ago when a 43-year-old nun, also a mother superior, had complained to the police in Kottayam in central Kerala that Mulakkal had raped her several times between 2014 and 2016. (Reuters file photo)

Franco Mulakkal moves Kerala high court to quash rape case against him

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2020 08:33 PM IST
The state government opposed his plea, saying there is strong evidence against him and that he was filing unnecessary petitions to delay the trial.
Nuns hold placards during a protest demanding justice after an alleged sexual assault of a nun by a bishop.(HT File Photo)
Nuns hold placards during a protest demanding justice after an alleged sexual assault of a nun by a bishop.(HT File Photo)

Another Kerala nun accuses deposed Jalandhar bishop of sexual harassment

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2020 10:58 PM IST
In her statement to the police, the nun, a witness in the ongoing case against Mulakkal, said that she was sexually harassed by the deposed bishop. She said she was forced to show her private parts and the bishop often used to strip during the video calls that he made to her.
Sister Lucy Kalapura, who supported the protest for the arrest of Jalandhar bishop Franco Mullakkal on sexual assault allegations, had been asked to leave the vocation immediately by the Franciscan Clarist Congregation (FCC) or be defrocked.(HT photo/ Vivek Nair)
Sister Lucy Kalapura, who supported the protest for the arrest of Jalandhar bishop Franco Mullakkal on sexual assault allegations, had been asked to leave the vocation immediately by the Franciscan Clarist Congregation (FCC) or be defrocked.(HT photo/ Vivek Nair)

Kerala nun writes to Vatican to make case before Pope

Kochi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2019 10:21 AM IST
Sister Lucy Kalappura, who took part in a protest by nuns belonging to Missionaries of Jesus Congregation, seeking the arrest of Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a nun, was expelled by the Franciscan Clarist Congregation in August this year.
File photo of nuns holding placards during a protest demanding justice for the nun who has accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal of sexual assault.(HT File)
File photo of nuns holding placards during a protest demanding justice for the nun who has accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal of sexual assault.(HT File)

Bishop Franco Mulakkal shaming me on social media, says Kerala nun

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2019 12:35 PM IST
The nun also accused a YouTube channel of dishing out videos and audio defaming her. She also alleged that some websites had revealed her identity, flouting the Supreme Court directive.
The Vatican has dismissed an appeal by a Kerala nun challenging the Franciscan Clarist Congregation’s (FCC) decision to expel her for “failing to give a satisfactory explanation for her lifestyle in violation of FCC laws.”(HT File)
The Vatican has dismissed an appeal by a Kerala nun challenging the Franciscan Clarist Congregation’s (FCC) decision to expel her for “failing to give a satisfactory explanation for her lifestyle in violation of FCC laws.”(HT File)

Vatican dismisses Kerala nun’s appeal challenging decision to expel her

Hindustan Times, Kochi | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2019 01:15 AM IST
Sister Lucy Kalapura, who took part in a protest seeking the arrest of Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a nun, was expelled in August this year.
People rally in solidarity with the Unnao rape victim, New Delhi, July 29. The Unnao case is a chilling demonstration of what happens when women speak up(AFP)
People rally in solidarity with the Unnao rape victim, New Delhi, July 29. The Unnao case is a chilling demonstration of what happens when women speak up(AFP)

How to silence women

PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2019 07:37 PM IST
From Unnao to Wayanad, the lesson is clear. Women who speak up against sexual assault are sought to be silenced by men who are backed by institutional support
The transfer of the police officer who investigated the rape case against former Jalandhar bishop Franco Mulakkal has led to protests in Kerala.(AP Fille Photo)
The transfer of the police officer who investigated the rape case against former Jalandhar bishop Franco Mulakkal has led to protests in Kerala.(AP Fille Photo)

Kerala nuns protest after cop probing Franco Mulakkal case transferred

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2019 11:40 PM IST
Nuns, who stood with the victim, said that they were victimised for turning against the powerful bishop. Five nuns were transferred and but Church authorities were forced to cancel it following intervention of courts and activists.
When the police failed to arrest him, five other nuns staged a sit-in protest in Kochi. Later a special investigation team was set up and it arrested the influential bishop in September after several rounds of questioning.
When the police failed to arrest him, five other nuns staged a sit-in protest in Kochi. Later a special investigation team was set up and it arrested the influential bishop in September after several rounds of questioning.

Chargesheet filed against rape-accused Franco Mullakal

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2019 12:03 AM IST
In June last year, the survivor, then 43, complained to the police that Mulakkal raped her 13 times between 2014 and 2016.
Khanna senior superintendent of police Dhruv Dahiya said the probe will now be carried out by ED and I-T department.(PTI File Photo)
Khanna senior superintendent of police Dhruv Dahiya said the probe will now be carried out by ED and I-T department.(PTI File Photo)

ED, I-T to probe Jalandhar priest hawala racket

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2019 10:48 PM IST
The priest, Father Anthony, is reportedly a close aide of former bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused in the Kerala nun case
Former Jalandhar bishop Franco Mulkkal who has been accused of raping a nun, also a mother superior, 13 times between 2014 and 2016.(Pardeep Pandit/HT Photo)
Former Jalandhar bishop Franco Mulkkal who has been accused of raping a nun, also a mother superior, 13 times between 2014 and 2016.(Pardeep Pandit/HT Photo)

Convent booked for harassing nun who deposed against ex-Jalandhar bishop Franco Mulakkal

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2019 11:30 PM IST
The nun, Lisy Vadakkayil, complained that she was illegally confined in a room and tortured for deposing against Jalandhar bishop Franco Mulakkal, who is accused of having raped a nun 13 times over two years.
The Jalandhar diocese of the Roman Catholic Church has revoked the transfers of the nuns protesting against rape-accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal . (Photo by Vivek Nair / Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)
The Jalandhar diocese of the Roman Catholic Church has revoked the transfers of the nuns protesting against rape-accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal . (Photo by Vivek Nair / Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)

Transfer of nuns agitating against bishop revoked

Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2019 11:41 PM IST
An e-mail was sent to the five nuns, who are staying with the survivor nun, by apostolic administrator of Jalandhar diocese Bishop Angelo Gracias, one of the nuns said in Kottayam on Saturday.
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.
The monitoring authority for sexual harassment at workplace in the corporate sector is not also clearly defined in the Act, NCW noted.(PTI)
The monitoring authority for sexual harassment at workplace in the corporate sector is not also clearly defined in the Act, NCW noted.(PTI)

No proper mechanism for monitoring sexual harassment at workplace, religious places must come under compulsion too: NCW

Hindustan Times | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2018 11:34 PM IST
NCW also stated there is a vital need to bring religious places under compulsion of the Internal Complaint Committees pointing to the case of rape filed by a nun in Kerala against Bishop Franco Mulakkal.
Father Kuriakose Kattuthara (Centre), who was found dead, in Jalandhar’s Dasuya. Father Kattuthara was a witness in the case against Bishop Franco Mulakkal.(PTI File Photo)
Father Kuriakose Kattuthara (Centre), who was found dead, in Jalandhar’s Dasuya. Father Kattuthara was a witness in the case against Bishop Franco Mulakkal.(PTI File Photo)

Kerala nun rape case: Autopsy report says no injuries found on Father Kuriakose, suggests natural death

Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | By Parampreet Singh Narula, Jalandhar
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2018 09:50 AM IST
Father Kuriakose was a key witness in the Kerala nun rape case; he testified against the accused Franco Mulakkal.
Father Kuriakose Kattuthara’s funeral was held Thursday at St Mary’s Forane Church in Kerala’s Pallippuram.(PTI File Photo)
Father Kuriakose Kattuthara’s funeral was held Thursday at St Mary’s Forane Church in Kerala’s Pallippuram.(PTI File Photo)

Priest who testified against bishop in Kerala nun rape case died natural death, indicates autopsy report

Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | By Parampreet Singh Narula
PUBLISHED ON OCT 25, 2018 09:36 PM IST
Father Kuriakose Kattuthara was found dead under mysterious circumstances in his room on the Catholic Church premises in Dasuya. His family and supporters of the nun had said they suspected foul play.
Jalandhar, India - October 22, 2018: Police sniffer dog tracking outside the residence of father Kuriakose Kattuthara, who was found dead in mysterious circumstances in Dasuya, Punjab this Monday.(HT Photo)
Jalandhar, India - October 22, 2018: Police sniffer dog tracking outside the residence of father Kuriakose Kattuthara, who was found dead in mysterious circumstances in Dasuya, Punjab this Monday.(HT Photo)

Nun heckled, asked to leave Father Kuriakose Kattuthara’s funeral

Jalandhar | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2018 09:29 AM IST
Kuriakose Kattuthara, a priest who had also testified against Mulakkal, had been found dead under mysterious circumstances in Dasuya near Jalandhar in northern Punjab three days ago.
(HT File)
(HT File)

Kerala nun rape case: Day after, priest’s family says won’t go for second autopsy

Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | By Parampreet Singh Narula, Dasuya (hoshiarpur)
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2018 10:40 AM IST
Kuriakose’s brother Jose Kurian, cousin John Thomas and nephew Jojo Thomas had reached Dasuya to lodge formal complaint casting aspersions on the ‘natural death’ theory.
Father Kuriakose Kattuthara, 62, had testified against Bishop Franco Mulakkal (pictured), who was arrested last month after allegations of raping the Kerala nun repeatedly over a period of two years.(Reuters/File Photo)
Father Kuriakose Kattuthara, 62, had testified against Bishop Franco Mulakkal (pictured), who was arrested last month after allegations of raping the Kerala nun repeatedly over a period of two years.(Reuters/File Photo)

Kerala nun rape case: New complaint claims Franco Mulakkal harassed priest who testified against him

Hindustan Times, Dasuya (Hoshiarpur) | By Parampreet Singh Narula
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2018 01:11 PM IST
The brother of Father Kuriakose Kattuthara, who was found dead in Punjab’s Hoshiarpur on Monday, has lodged a police complaint alleging the priest was being harassed by former Jalandhar bishop Franco Mulakkal and his supporters.
Nuns hold placards during a protest demanding justice after an alleged sexual assault of a nun by a bishop in Kochi, Kerala.(HT File Photo)
Nuns hold placards during a protest demanding justice after an alleged sexual assault of a nun by a bishop in Kochi, Kerala.(HT File Photo)

Priest who spoke against Jalandhar Bishop Mulakkal in nun rape case found dead, family alleges foul play

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2018 06:17 PM IST
Father Kuriakose Kattuthara had claimed that there were attempts by the church to hush up the sexual assault complaint of the nun against bishop Mulakkal of Jalandhar diocese.
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 Mulakkal, accused of raping a nun, seen outside a crime branch office on the outskirts of Kochi in Kerala, September 19, 2018.(REUTERS)
Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a nun, seen outside a crime branch office on the outskirts of Kochi in Kerala, September 19, 2018.(REUTERS)

Bishop accused of raping nun gets bail, ordered not to influence witnesses

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2018 05:16 PM IST
Former Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal was arrested in Kochi on September 21 after three days of questioning by the Kerala police team probing the Kerala nun rape case.
Former Jalandhar bishop Franco Mulakkal being escorted by police outside a crime branch office on the outskirts of Kochi in Kerala, in September 2018. Mulakkal is accused of raping a nun 13 times over two years.(Reuters File Photo)
Former Jalandhar bishop Franco Mulakkal being escorted by police outside a crime branch office on the outskirts of Kochi in Kerala, in September 2018. Mulakkal is accused of raping a nun 13 times over two years.(Reuters File Photo)

Franco Mulakkal’s bail plea in Kerala nun rape case rejected

Hindustan Times, Kochi | By Agencies
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2018 11:20 PM IST
The Kerala high court on Wednesday rejected the bail application submitted by Jalandhar bishop Franco Mulakkal, who is accused of raping a nun on multiple occasions.
Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a nun, escorted by police outside a crime branch office on the outskirts of Kochi in Kerala, on September 21, 2018.(Reuters Photo)
Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a nun, escorted by police outside a crime branch office on the outskirts of Kochi in Kerala, on September 21, 2018.(Reuters Photo)

Kerala nun rape case: High Court to deliver order on Bishop Mulakkal’s bail plea on October 3

Kochi | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON SEP 27, 2018 04:00 PM IST
Bishop Mulakkal was arrested on September 21 after three days of questioning and on September 24, he was sent to two weeks of judicial custody by judge M Lekshmi of Pala Judicial Magisterial Court.
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