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Copies of the calendar were burnt in Kollam, Pala and Kottayam, said church reformers. (HT Photo)

Rape accused ex-bishop Franco Mullakal on church calendar, protests follow

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 09:04 PM IST
The case against Mullkal surfaced in 2018 after a 43-year-old nun, also a mother superior, had complained to the police in Kottayam that Mullakkal had raped her several times between 2014 and 2016.
Last year a woman believer had complained to the diocese about their alleged sexual advances. Some believers also complained about their behaviour. But the church brushed aside these charges and defended them. (Representative photo)
Last year a woman believer had complained to the diocese about their alleged sexual advances. Some believers also complained about their behaviour. But the church brushed aside these charges and defended them. (Representative photo)

2 priests in Kerala suspended after alleged sleazy audio clips go viral

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 09:14 PM IST
Both Father Joseph Poothattil and Father Mathew Mullappallil were debarred and restrained from carrying out priestly duties indefinitely, said the diocese. Both are parish priests in north Kerala.
A four-minute audio tape surfaced a day after Syro-Malabar Church head Cardinal Mar George Alencherry told investigators that he had not received any sexual assault complaint from the nun.(Shutterstock/Representative image)
A four-minute audio tape surfaced a day after Syro-Malabar Church head Cardinal Mar George Alencherry told investigators that he had not received any sexual assault complaint from the nun.(Shutterstock/Representative image)

Audio tape reveals cardinal told Kerala nun not to file rape plaint against Bishop

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2018 08:15 AM IST
The 43-year-old nun is heard complaining against Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal in a purported conversation that took place in December, six months before she registered a police complaint, accusing Mulakkal of raping her 13 times between 2014 and 2106.
The FIR against Cardinal George Alencherry and three others was registered nearly a week after the Kerala High Court ordered the police to do so.(PTI file photo)
The FIR against Cardinal George Alencherry and three others was registered nearly a week after the Kerala High Court ordered the police to do so.(PTI file photo)

Case filed against Kerala church head George Alencherry over suspect land deals

HT Correspondent | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2018 09:27 PM IST
A case was registered against Cardinal George Alencherry and three others after a complaint alleged criminal conspiracy, criminal breach of trust and cheating in sale of over three acres of land belonging to the Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese
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