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Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jullundur.

In India, Catholic bishop accused of rape asks Supreme Court to intervene

Jul 27, 2020

After several failures to secure dismissal of charges in lower courts, a Catholic bishop whom a nun has accused of... Read more

Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jullundur.

Catholic bishop in India charged with rape tests positive for coronavirus

Jul 15, 2020

Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jullundur, who has been charged with the rape of a nun, has tested positive for coronavirus.... Read more

Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jullundur.

Indian bishop charged with rape faces allegation from second nun

Feb 25, 2020

It has emerged that a second nun of the Missionaries of Jesus has accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jullundur of... Read more

Indian nun dismissed from religious life for disobedience appeals to Signatura

Oct 28, 2019

Sister Lucy Kalapura, whose dismissal from religious life was upheld by the Congregation for the Oriental Churches last month, has... Read more

Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jullundur.

Trial of Indian bishop charged with rape to begin in November

Oct 24, 2019

The trial of Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jullundur, who was charged with rape in April, will begin Nov. 11 in... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Vatican denies Indian nun's appeal of dismissal from religious life for disobedience

Oct 17, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The Congregation for the Oriental Churches has rejected the appeal of Sister Lucy Kalapura, who was dismissed from religious life... Read more

A Franciscan cross.

Indian order dismisses nun from religious life for disobedience

Aug 7, 2019

The superior general of the Franciscan Clarist Congregation dismissed from religious life Monday Sister Lucy Kalapura, who has been accused... Read more

Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jullundur.

Nun alleges evidence tampering in case of Indian bishop charged with rape

Aug 1, 2019

A nun representing a reported rape victim of Bishop Franco Mulakkal has accused the defense of evidence tampering in the... Read more

Cardinal George Alencherry of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church at Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on Oct. 12, 2014.

Priests protest Indian cardinal returned to diocese

Jul 24, 2019

Catholic priests are reportedly protesting Pope Francis’ reinstatement of a cardinal who is facing allegations of financial mismanagement, and has... Read more

Bishop Franco Mulakkal. CNA file photo.

Indian bishop formally charged with rape

Apr 9, 2019

Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jullundur, India has been charged with raping a nun nine times over a two-year period and... Read more

Bishop Franco Mulakkal.

Indian bishop accused of rape could face charges this week

Apr 8, 2019

The bishop accused of serially raping a nun could face criminal charges this week, as Indian police say they will... Read more

Nuns protest, demanding the arrest of Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who is accused of raping a nun, outside the High Court in Kochi, Sept. 13, 2018.

Order explains transfer of nun who spoke against rape-accused bishop in India

Mar 11, 2019

Last month a provincial superior of the Franciscan Clarist Congregation explained that the recent transfer of Sister Lissy Vadakkel was... Read more

Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jullundur.

Order may censure for disobedience nun who protested rape-accused bishop

Jan 9, 2019

The superior general of the Franciscan Clarist Congregation issued last week a letter of warning to Sister Lucy Kalapura, who... Read more

Bishop Franco Mulakkal.

Indian sister: Rape claims against bishop went unheard by Church leaders

Dec 11, 2018

The religious sister who says she was serially raped by an Indian bishop claims she made a police report only... Read more

Bishop Franco Mulakkal.

Indian diocese will not fund defense for bishop accused of rape

Nov 7, 2018

The Diocese of Jalandhar will not pay for the criminal defense of its bishop, who is accused of serially raping... Read more

Bishop Franco Mulakkal. CNA file photo.

Indian bishop accused of rape has not turned over key evidence

Oct 29, 2018

The Indian bishop charged with serially raping a nun has not yet produced a laptop that government investigators say could... Read more

Bishop Franco Mulakkal. CNA file photo.

Priest and key witness in nun rape case found dead

Oct 22, 2018

A priest who had been a key witness in the charge of rape against Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jullundur died... Read more

Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jullundur.

Indian bishop accused of rape arrested

Sep 21, 2018

Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jullundur was arrested by Kerala police Friday over allegations that he raped a nun repeatedly over... Read more

Nuns protest, demanding the arrest of Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who is accused of raping a nun, outside the High Court in Kochi, Sept. 13, 2018.

Indian bishop accused of rape steps aside, requests leave from Vatican

Sep 18, 2018

A Catholic bishop in India accused of raping a nun repeatedly over the course of two years has written to... Read more

Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jullundur.

Nuns in India protest bishop accused of rape

Sep 10, 2018

Seven nuns gathered in a public square in Kochi on Saturday to protest how both police and the Church have... Read more