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

Kerala church activist threatens nuns over Franco Mulakkal case, arrested

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
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.
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Bishop Franco Mulakkal (2nd R), accused of raping a nun, outside a crime branch office on the outskirts of Kochi , Kerala.(REUTERS File Photo)
Bishop Franco Mulakkal (2nd R), accused of raping a nun, outside a crime branch office on the outskirts of Kochi , Kerala.(REUTERS File Photo)

Rape-accused Bishop Mulakkal’s discharge plea dismissed by trial court in Kerala

By Press Trust of India | Kottayam, Kerala
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2020 01:15 PM IST
Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who was arrested by the Special Investigation Team which probed the case, has been charged with wrongful confinement, rape, unnatural sex and criminal intimidation.
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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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
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.
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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

By Parampreet Singh Narula | Hindustan Times, Jalandhar, 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.
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Kerala nun rape case: Day after, priest’s family says won’t go for second autopsy

By Parampreet Singh Narula | Hindustan Times, Jalandhar, 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.
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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

By Parampreet Singh Narula | Hindustan Times, Dasuya (Hoshiarpur)
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.
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Police sniffer dog tracking outside the residence of father Kuriakose Kattuthara, who was found dead in mysterious circumstances in Dasuya, Punjab, India on Monday, October 22, 2018.(Pardeep Pandit/ Hindustan Times)
Police sniffer dog tracking outside the residence of father Kuriakose Kattuthara, who was found dead in mysterious circumstances in Dasuya, Punjab, India on Monday, October 22, 2018.(Pardeep Pandit/ Hindustan Times)

Priest who testified in Kerala nun rape case against Bishop Franco found dead

By Parampreet Singh Narula | Hindustan Times, Dasuya (Hoshiarpur)
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2018 08:14 AM IST
Relatives say the priest was being threatened and allege foul play
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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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
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.
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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

By Agencies | Hindustan Times, Kochi
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.
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Bishop Franco Mulakkal (second right), accused of raping a nun, is escorted by police outside a crime branch office on the outskirts of Kochi in Kerala.(Reuters File Photo)
Bishop Franco Mulakkal (second right), accused of raping a nun, is escorted by police outside a crime branch office on the outskirts of Kochi in Kerala.(Reuters File Photo)

Ex-bishop Franco Mulakkal brought to convent where he allegedly raped Kerala nun

By Indo Asian News Service | Kottayam
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2018 12:59 PM IST
The former bishop will be produced at a court in Pala on Monday after his two-day police custody period will end.
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Bishop Franco Mulakkal (2nd R), accused of raping a nun, is escorted by police outside a crime branch office on the outskirts of Kochi in Kerala.(Reuters Photo)
Bishop Franco Mulakkal (2nd R), accused of raping a nun, is escorted by police outside a crime branch office on the outskirts of Kochi in Kerala.(Reuters Photo)

Former Bishop Franco Mullakal remanded in police custody for two days

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthpuram
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2018 10:14 PM IST
A court in Kerala on Saturday remanded former Bishop of Jalandhar Franco Mullakal, who was arrested by the Kerala police on charges of raping a nun, to two days police custody.
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Bishop Franco Mulakkal (2nd right), accused of raping a nun, is pictured outside a crime branch office on the outskirts of Kochi in Kerala.(Reuters Photo)
Bishop Franco Mulakkal (2nd right), accused of raping a nun, is pictured outside a crime branch office on the outskirts of Kochi in Kerala.(Reuters Photo)

Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of rape by Kerala nun, arrested in Kochi

By Ramesh Babu | Kochi
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2018 10:29 AM IST
Priest Franco Mulakkal, who has been grilled by the Kerala Police, is accused of rape and unnatural sex by a nun.
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Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal was questioned by the Kerala Police for seven hours on Thursday.(ANI/Twitter)
Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal was questioned by the Kerala Police for seven hours on Thursday.(ANI/Twitter)

Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal who allegedly raped Kerala nun many times relieved of duties by Vatican

By Vikas Datta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2018 05:41 PM IST
The Bishop has been accused of rape by a nun and was questioned by Kerala police.
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Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a nun, was questioned by a special investigation team of the Kerala Police in Thrippunithura on September 19, 2018.(PTI)
Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a nun, was questioned by a special investigation team of the Kerala Police in Thrippunithura on September 19, 2018.(PTI)

Kerala Police begin questioning Bishop Mulakkal for second day

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2018 11:39 AM IST
Jalandhar bishop Franco Mulakkal has been accused of rape by a nun who alleged he sexually assaulted her 13 times over two years.
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Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a nun, leaves after questioning before the special investigation team of the Kerala police, in Tripunithura, Wednesday, Sept 19, 2018.(PTI)
Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a nun, leaves after questioning before the special investigation team of the Kerala police, in Tripunithura, Wednesday, Sept 19, 2018.(PTI)

Police quiz Bishop Franco Mullakkal for 7 hours in Kerala nun rape case

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2018 11:06 PM IST
Mullakkal repeatedly pleaded his innocence, telling his interrogators that he had not gone to Kerala’s Kuravilangad convent on the days when the nun has accused him of assaulting her, officials aware of the developments said.
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Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal is accused of raping a nun 13 times over two years.(ANI/Twitter)
Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal is accused of raping a nun 13 times over two years.(ANI/Twitter)

Kerala HC defers bail hearing of Jalandhar Bishop accused of rape to next week

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2018 02:53 PM IST
The Bishop had been summoned in connection with the probe into allegations of rape by a nun amid mounting pressure for action against him and continuing protests by Missionaries of Jesus nuns and officials of various churches for the past 10 days in Kochi.
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Fifty Bishops from across India attended a High Mass at St Patrick's Cathedral during their two visit in Pune, on Monday, September 17, 2018.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Fifty Bishops from across India attended a High Mass at St Patrick's Cathedral during their two visit in Pune, on Monday, September 17, 2018.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

Sexual misconduct allegations against Jalandhar Bishop not on table at national meet in Pune

By Parth Welankar | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2018 10:19 AM IST
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.
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Nuns hold placards during a protest demanding justice after an alleged sexual assault of a nun by a bishop in Kochi, Kerala.(Vivek Nair/HT Photo)
Nuns hold placards during a protest demanding justice after an alleged sexual assault of a nun by a bishop in Kochi, Kerala.(Vivek Nair/HT Photo)

Kerala nuns say protests will intensify if Jalandhar Bishop accused of rape is not arrested

By Ramesh Babu KC | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2018 11:01 AM IST
The nuns have been on a dharna in Kochi for the last ten days seeking action against the bishop while other activists are on a relay hunger strike in the nuns’ support.
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Franco Mulakkal, the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Jalandhar, who is accused of raping a nun, wrote a letter to Pope Francis on Sunday expressing his desire to step aside temporarily.(Franco Mulakkal/Facebook Photo)
Franco Mulakkal, the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Jalandhar, who is accused of raping a nun, wrote a letter to Pope Francis on Sunday expressing his desire to step aside temporarily.(Franco Mulakkal/Facebook Photo)

Kerala nun rape case: Bishop Mulakkal writes to Pope Francis, offers to step down for now

UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2018 11:35 AM IST
On Friday, Bishop received official summons served by the Jalandhar police on behalf of Kerala police, which is probing the case.
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Nuns hold placards during a protest demanding justice after an alleged sexual assault of a nun by a bishop in Kochi, Kerala, September 13, 2018. The placards read in Malayalam "Why is the government silent?', 'Police, do justice', and "Our lives are threatened'.(Vivek Nair/HT Photo)
Nuns hold placards during a protest demanding justice after an alleged sexual assault of a nun by a bishop in Kochi, Kerala, September 13, 2018. The placards read in Malayalam "Why is the government silent?', 'Police, do justice', and "Our lives are threatened'.(Vivek Nair/HT Photo)

Kerala nun rape case: Will continue to protest till Jalandhar Bishop is arrested, says Sister Anupama

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Kochi
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2018 07:29 PM IST
Sister Anupama says church authorities and the Kerala police ignored their pleas for help.
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On Friday, the Bishop received official summons from Vaikom (Kerala) deputy superintendent of police (DSP) K Subhash, who is heading the investigation in the case.(ANI/Twitter)
On Friday, the Bishop received official summons from Vaikom (Kerala) deputy superintendent of police (DSP) K Subhash, who is heading the investigation in the case.(ANI/Twitter)

Jalandhar bishop accused of raping Kerala nun hands over administrative charge

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2018 09:57 PM IST
Catholic nuns in Kerala’s Kochi city have been on a protest for the last eight days demanding the arrest of Bishop.
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The nun has sought intervention of the Vatican for justice, and demanded the bishop’s removal as the head of the Jalandhar diocese.(AFP File Photo)
The nun has sought intervention of the Vatican for justice, and demanded the bishop’s removal as the head of the Jalandhar diocese.(AFP File Photo)

Congregation discloses identity of Kerala nun who has accused bishop of rape

By Press Trust of India | Kottayam/Kochi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 14, 2018 07:06 PM IST
The Missionaries of Jesus put out the photograph in a release issued to the media to publish the findings of its enquiry commission, which looked into the nun’s allegations.
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Women during protest march demanding the immediate arrest of Bishop of Jalandhar, Franco Mulakkal. The bishop has dismissed the allegations as “baseless and concocted”.(AFP File Photo)
Women during protest march demanding the immediate arrest of Bishop of Jalandhar, Franco Mulakkal. The bishop has dismissed the allegations as “baseless and concocted”.(AFP File Photo)

Kerala nun rape case: High Court refuses to order arrest of bishop, says let police question him first

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2018 06:39 PM IST
The Kerala nun has alleged that the Bishop of Jalandhar raped her 13 times in two years.
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PC George was summoned by the National Commission for Women for his remarks against a nun who has accused a priest of rape.(ANI)
PC George was summoned by the National Commission for Women for his remarks against a nun who has accused a priest of rape.(ANI)

Kerala MLA says ‘nun is a prostitute’ comment was emotional outburst, offers no apology

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2018 05:46 PM IST
Kerala MLA PC George withdrew his remark from last week in which he called a Kerala nun a prostitute for accusing a bishop of rape. The nun alleged she was raped 13 times over a period of two years.
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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

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
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”.
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The nuns in Kochi, for last four days, have been staging a protest against the accused Bishop, demanding action against the prelate.(Pardeep Pandit/HT)
The nuns in Kochi, for last four days, have been staging a protest against the accused Bishop, demanding action against the prelate.(Pardeep Pandit/HT)

Kerala nun rape: Jalandhar police’s role in the case limited, says police commissioner Praveen Kumar Sinha

By Asian News International | Asian News International, Jalandhar
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2018 08:45 AM IST
The commissioner said they have no direct role to play in the case and are only facilitating the probe for the Kerala Police.
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Bishop Franco Mulakkal has denied the rape allegations.(AFP)
Bishop Franco Mulakkal has denied the rape allegations.(AFP)

Kerala nun rape case: HC seeks details of action taken against bishop

By Ramesh Babu | Hindutsan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON SEP 10, 2018 11:54 PM IST
Bishop Franco Mulakkal of the Jalandhar diocese is facing charges of sexually abusing a nun between May 2014 and September 2016.
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