Kerala Nuns protest to demand arrest of rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal
Kerala nuns took to the streets in Kochi on Saturday. They protested the delay in action against Jalandhar bishop Franco Mulakkal who is accused of sexually exploiting a nun.
Holding placards and banners, the nuns, along with activists, staged a sit-in at the High Court junction in the city. They said that they had been denied justice by church authorities and police. “We are not getting justice from the police, from the church authorities or from the government so we thought of conducting this hunger strike,” said a nun who did not want to be named.
The 43-year-old victim nun will hold a press conference in Kottayam on Sunday. She had in her complaint alleged that the bishop had sexually abused after summoning her on the pretext of discussing an important issue in 2014. He later raped 13 times in the next two years.