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.
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2019 08:21 PM IST
Dr N Sulphi, secretary of the Kerala unit of the Indian Medical Association said the medical community is opposed to the stamp of approval for a miracle to elevate a person to sainthood.
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 06:46 PM IST
A Kerala nun Lucy Kalapura is fighting her convent claiming she is being hounded for joining protests calling for the arrest of former Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mullakkal who is facing rape charges. The convent authorities have denied the allegations.
Kochi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2019 05:19 PM IST
The Congregation had accused the nun of publishing poems, purchasing a car and taking part in a protest against a rape accused former bishop of Jalandhar diocese.
Hindustan Times, | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 09:21 AM IST
On Wednesday, the Sangh condoled her passing away and in a message RSS chief, Mohan Bhagwat and general secretary Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi said that for nearly 45 years she led an ideal and exemplary political life and will be forever remembered as an ideal activist, able leader, influential minister.
PUBLISHED ON JUN 29, 2019 11:59 AM IST
Over 150 priests have decided not to co-operate with Cardinal Mar George Alancherry who was reinstated as the head of the diocese by Vatican on Thursday as he faces allegations of corruption.
Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 08:39 PM IST
The exhibition has been put up at China’s most prestigious gallery, Palace Museum, the former imperial palace also known as the Forbidden City, located in the heart of Beijing.
Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2019 11:10 AM IST
Three brothers and two other men claimed in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in St. Paul that the Church has kept secret the identities and records of more than 3,400 clergy accused of sexual abuse, including some top church officials.
Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2019 08:17 PM IST
The decree, whose preparation was reported first by Reuters in April, is the second such papal provision since a summit on abuse by senior Church bishops at the Vatican in February.
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.
Vatican City | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON NOV 28, 2018 10:28 PM IST
The boy’s mother briefly spoke to the pope as she tried to pull the child away, saying that he was mute. Pope Francis told her to let him carry on playing.
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2018 10:46 AM IST
A police investigation is underway to establish the age and gender of the body and date of death.
Vilnius | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2018 07:47 PM IST
The historic deal will give the Pope final say in naming bishops. The Vatican said the accord, a breakthrough after years of negotiations, was “not political but pastoral.”
Kochi | By Ramesh Babu
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.
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.
Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal who allegedly raped Kerala nun many times relieved of duties by Vatican
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vikas Datta
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.
Kottayam/Kochi | By Press Trust of India
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.
Associated Press, Vatican City | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2018 07:06 PM IST
The February 21-24 meeting at the Vatican is believed to be the first of its kind.
Kochi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2018 04:53 PM IST
The nun had recently sought urgent intervention of the Vatican for justice and demanded the bishop’s removal as the head of the Jalandhar diocese, questioning why the church was “closing its eyes to the truth” when she mustered courage to make public her sufferings.
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”.
New York Times | By Jason Horowitz
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2018 11:57 AM IST
The letter has challenged Pope Francis’ papacy and shaken the Roman Catholic Church to its core. The pope has said he won’t dignify it with a response, yet the allegations have touched off an ideological civil war, with the usually shadowy Vatican backstabbing giving way to open combat.
Vatican City | By AFP
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2018 11:53 PM IST
Pope Francis added that ignoring a child who showed homosexual tendencies was an “error of fatherhood or motherhood”.
Knock (Ireland) | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2018 05:40 PM IST
Years of sexual abuse scandals have shattered the credibility of the Church which four decades ago dominated Irish society.
Associated Press, Harrisburg | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2018 01:35 AM IST
The grand jury said it believes the “real number” of abused children might be “in the thousands” since some records were lost and victims were afraid to come forward. The two-year probe found a systematic cover-up by senior church officials in Pennsylvania and at the Vatican.
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2018 02:00 PM IST
YouTube has removed a new ad for the upcoming horror film, The Nun, deeming it ‘too shocking’ to be shown as an ad. You can watch it here.
Reuters, Vatican City | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2018 04:51 PM IST
The Pope said he supported recent statements by US Catholic bishops who called the separation of children from their parents “contrary to our Catholic values” and “immoral”.
Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2018 11:06 AM IST
Give up your ambition to name-drop the top 10 attractions, and you can unlock the experiences of a lifetime at sites with equally astounding masterpieces in Rome.
Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2018 04:00 PM IST
The guidelines, included in a document titled Cor Orans (Praying Heart) issued on Tuesday, advise nuns to use social media with “sobriety and discretion”, not only with regard to its contents but to the quantity of information.
Associated Press, Melbourne | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2018 09:10 AM IST
George Pell has taken leave from his Vatican job as Pope Francis’ finance minister and plans to return to it once he is acquitted.
Agence France-Presse, London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2018 10:29 PM IST
British toddler Alfie Evans whose case drew attention from Pope Francis and others around the world has died.